Synopsis

THERE WAS ONE THING THEY COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT: FREEDOM

On the rainy afternoon of FRIDAY, JULY 13, 1956, seven desperate young people boarded a twin engine DC-3 in the People's Republic of Hungary, with the intention of diverting it to West Germany. They had no weapons, no map, and no idea whether the plane carried enough fuel to get them there. They would have to brave the gun of the security officer on board, the wild maneuvers of the pilot, the Russian MiG fighters in hot pursuit and a harrowing flight over the stormy Alps, without navigation. Failure would mean certain death, but success would mean freedom...

AND A SPECTACULAR ESCAPE FROM TYRANNY TO FREEDOM, LATER COINED AS HIJACKING, WAS BORN