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The Twilight Zone: The Odyssey of Flight 33

An unlikely break of the time barrier finds a commercial airliner sent back into the prehistoric age.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x18
Production Number: 173-3651
Airdate: Friday February 24th, 1961

Director: Justus Addiss
Writer: Rod Serling

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Global Flight 33 is en route from London to New York with Captain Farver in command. The flight crew go about their business as they head for Idlewild on schedule. The head stewardess, Janie, stops in, and Farver suddenly notices a sudden sensation of speed. They wonder if it's a tailwind but they detect nothing. They run a ground speed check and discover they're flying at an impossible 830 knots. They continue to accelerate up to 3000 knots, even though their air speed is steady. They try to contact ground control but are unable to make contact with any tower...

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