TV Mini-series based on the true story of one of Spain’s deadliest plane crashes.
Madrid Airport. Flight 8714 is ready for takeoff. But at the last minute, the pilots abort the departure. A sensor reports excessive heat in an air intake, but this phenomenon has occurred repeatedly on this aircraft on the previous days. The plane returns to maintenance, the sensor is deactivated, the pilots aren’t satisfied, but the pressure is on to leave, and the passengers are getting restless in the unbearable August heat beating down on the plane. Another takeoff is attempted. It is the plane’s last.
154 of the plane’s 172 passengers and crew die in the inferno, just off the runway. An investigative committee is immediately set up and headed by Javier Torres. Supporting him are his tireless assistant Olga, temperamental ex-pilot Martin, computer expert Emilio and fragile psychologist Victoria. The public, the press, the authorities all want answers as fast as possible. Why didn’t the plane gain altitude? Torres and his team have to work against the clock to find conclusive evidence of the cause of the crash, but circumstances seem to conspire against them.
RELEASE DATE: 1 September 2010
FORMAT & GENRE: Drama TV Mini-series
PRODUCERS: Mecanismo Films, Telecinco Cinema, Quexito Films
DIRECTOR: Norberto López Amado
SCRIPT: Fran Araújo, Manuel Burque, Patricia Campo, Michel Gaztambide
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: Alejandro Vazquez, Nicolás Tapia
CINEMATOGRAPHY: David Omedes
ART DIRECTION: Victor Molero
FILM EDITING: Pablo Marchetto
COSTUME DESIGN: Pepe Reyes
MAKEUP: Concha Marti
HAIR STYLIST: Paco Rodríguez
SOUND RECORDING: Juan Borrel
SOUND EDITOR: José Manuel Sospedra
MUSIC: Javier Rodero
Javier: Carmelo Gómez, Olga: Emma Suárez, Hunter: Joaquim de Almeida, Martín: Fernando Cayo, Emilio: Asier Etxeandia, Victoria: Marian Álvarez, Sebas: Luis Callejo