Spencer is flying an old WW II boat that crashes in the desert with his proteges, Cass and Stan, and their client, Maggie Newcomb. They struggle for survival until rescuers, headed by Cozens, arrive.
Maggie Newcomb is the brave survivor of the desert plane crash that tests her mettle as well as that of Spencer, Cass and Stan when the burning heat and their injuries combine to jeopardize their lives.
Spencer is indebted to Maggie, he knows her from the war when she saved his life after a plane crash. Therefore, he relinquishes his drinking water to leave a little bit more for the weaker hurt woman. However, the glowing heat and the bad injuries undergone by the survivors in the accident become their worst nightmares.