Airplane vs Volcano

Synopsis: When a commercial airliner is trapped within a ring of erupting volcanoes, the passengers and crew must find a way to survive - without landing. But when the relentless onslaught of lava and ash causes fear and distrust amongst those onboard, it isn't just the volcanoes that are life-threatening. Everyone must learn to work together if they are to survive their epic flight of fire.
Production: The Asylum
91 min

Sensor buried. Stand by

for incoming readings.

It's beautiful Lisa.

Is beautiful even

in your vocabulary?

Seism-sensor readings

are coming in now.

We're definitely

getting some activity,

but Joseph, how is it possible...

Ka'ula hasn't shown

volcanic activity in

five million years.

How is this possible so

far from the hotspot?



Lisa, I think a submerged

volcanic shelf has surfaced.

There are new islands out here.

When does Landon arrive?

He's flying in soon.

We'll need his help

running some tests.

Lisa I got tremors here!

Joseph it's right on top of you!

Go! Now!



Ladies and Gentlemen, the Captain has

turned on the fasten seat belt sign

as we make our descent to Ka'ula.

Please put your tray

tables and seats in their

upright and full position.

Excuse me. Oh!

Um, I'm so sorry sir. We're

preparing to land. Do you mind

bringing your seat forward and

putting your tray table up.

Thank you. I'll take this.

How could you sleep

through this noise?


Don't you know it isn't

polite to stare?

Tony! Sit down.

Please. I'm sorry about that.

It's alright. No harm.

Hank right?

You look like a Hank.

Actually is uh...

it's Jim.

Jim Kirkland.


And you've already met Tony.


How long have you been married?

Oh. We're not yet.

I just like to wear it.

Feel like we are anyway.

I took time my auto body shop to meet

her for a little pre-wedding vacation.

That's nice. You've know

each other a long time then?

Six months.

I know it's a little crazy...

There's nothing crazy about it.

If you don't know it within the

first month that she's the

one then you'll never know.

Control, this is 7389.

We may be experiencing some

technical difficulties,

as our radar shows we're closing in on

what seems to be a heavy storm cloud...

but our reports show very little

turbulence. Can you confirm?

Control, can you confirm?

Radio is malfunctioning.

Control this is 7389 do you copy?

Guess we missed it.


Oh. Great um...

My Wi-Fi is acting a little janky. Would you

mind checking it out? See if they can fix it?

No I'm sorry. You actually have to turn

it off and put your tray up for landing.

Oh. Sorry.

It's OK.

Can I take that for you?

Sure thanks.

No problem.


Please, do you have any aspirin?

No. I'm sorry sir we're out.

Oh god... my head. I hate flying!

My apologies. It's the altitude.

We will be descending soon.



Radio's down.


That's not what scares me.

What's that?

How long it's been down.

Ladies and gentlemen, we are

experiencing some light... turbulence.

It's OK. It's just an air pocket.

That wasn't an air pocket.

That's not the runway.

Where are we?

Our compass is wrong. There must be

some magnetic interference out there.

Loss of altitude control. The

auto-pilot isn't compensating.

Hold on Spair.

Damn auto-pilot thinks we're

descending on course.

Hey, could you lean back?

What the hell is that?

It's ash.

Auto-Pilot disabled

Now when I tell you...

I need you to lay

down the throttle.

On when I tell you!

I hear ya Captain.

Spair, maximum velocity!

- Come on.

- I'm pushing her.

Come on!

Holly sh...

I can't breathe!

Everyone hang on!


Look out!

I see it!

I need you to be on the radio.

Auto-Pilot Engaged

Is everything OK?


The code! The code!

For the auto-pilot?



Zero, Nine...

Dan. Dan!

Dan what is the passcode?

Dan what is the passcode?!


Dan come on...

Hey is everything alright?

He-he's not breathing.

Can you help me out...

Oh he's gone.

OK it's on auto-pilot.

- Um Rita?

- Yes.

Rita, get on the radio right there and

get a hold of anybody. Anybody at all.

My name is Rick Pierce.

Do it! Just do it!


Can anybody here me?


Please help. It's out.

OK yeah. We've been hit.

- You can fly?

- Wait one second. I'll be right back.

- You, what's your name?

- Me? Frank.

Frank come here.

I need your help please.

United States Air

Marshall Kirkland.

- You mind telling me what's going on?

- Yeah, someone's hurt upfront.

Are they dead?

Unconscious. That's all anybody

needs to know right now.

We need the pilot out of his seat.

You OK?

Don't touch me.

I'm sorry. I just

thought you were hurt.

- You sure you're gonna be...

- No.

Well not yet.

He's not really unconscious is he?

He's dead.

Don't let the passengers

see these guys like that.

Gotta get the co-pilot out too.

OK. You got it. I'll keep it quiet.

What's going on?

It's alright.

OK, everybody. I'm Air

Marshall Jim Kirkland.

The pilot is knocked

unconscious but,

everything's OK... If there's

anybody able to give us a hand

with medical training please

help each other out...

That's a volcano!

Hey... I need to know

what you know. I can help.

Show 'em.

Oh my god.

You ever fly anything this big?

No, the largest I've

ever flow is a king air.

9 seater.


It's stuck on auto-pilot

in a constant loop.

Yeah to prevent terrorist takeovers they

installed an encoded auto-pilot system.

And of course he

knew all the codes.

No Mr. Spair knew them too.


I study volcanoes and uh...

I doubt this is the worst.

In fact I think she's

just waking up.

Keep your distance and don't fly

us too close or you'll cook us.

No chance of that cause of

the auto-pilot loop, right?

Hope so...

Can you move that thing?

There's a little bit of movement in the wheel.

I might be able to force it to maneuver.

No chance of flying over

that thick ash cloud.

That will destroy our engines.

We're gonna have to ride it out.


And pray we don't get

any aftershocks.

Hey Tully! Wait up.

Thatch, what happened to you?

Breakfast in the

mess hall happened.

Yeah and what do I say?

I said don't eat the gravy.

It's biscuits and gravy. You can't

have one without the other.

Just don't let the old

man see you like this.

Look alive Tully! They're

calling all hands.

I overheard colonel Rhyker

mention a vulcanologist.

That doesn't make sense. What does

Rhyker want with a vulcanologist?

Guess will find out.

Do we have radar reading for 0600?

Not yet.

Well your input and information

will be useful Doctor.

If you can please fill in my Executive Officer

Livingston. We can send you on your way.


As you were.


Doctor Lisa Whitmore

called in the disaster.

Listen doc, if there were any volcanic

activity. We would already know all about it.

Sir, we are picking up reading

out there... It's big.

Is it a storm?

Excuse me Colonel but you

are not looking at a storm.

You are looking at

an eruption column.


Kaula has been a dead volcanic island

for millions of years until now.

Colonel, my colleague was on

that island when it erupted.

Please let me help.

If you want to help, you can fill in my XO

with everything you know. Starting with...

How did this dead island

suddenly wake up?

My colleague had a similar theory.

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