Emergency!

Season 7 Episode 2

Survival on Charter #220

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Mar 25, 1978 on NBC
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Survival on Charter #220
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Squad 51 C-shift paramedics rescue a stuntman from a tower. Gage and Desoto respond to treat the injured child of a fireman’s widow. A small plane and a chartered jetliner collide in midair, landing in a residential neighborhood, trapping Johnny and Roy. Station 18 leads a massive response from Battalion 14 and the Compton city fire department. Dr. Morton heads up a triage team from Rampart. Multiple rescues include passengers from both planes and people in the subdivision. Dr. Early performs brain surgery on the injured child. An elderly man’s dog leads Chief McConnike to its owner.

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  • An interesting episode, but has a slow start. Very little story telling with John Gage and Roy DeSoto in the picture though.

    8.5
    An impending accident sets the tone for the episode, which is followed by introducing several of the differing aspects of the accident.



    By showing the two planes that will inevitably collide mid-air, wrecking the two crafts in a neighborhood where Johnny and Roy are already responding to a call was a unorthodox way to get the story started. Plus, showing Station 51's alternate shift Paramedics was new, but since the planes crashed in their neighborhood, it was a good way to introduce them.



    Meanwhile, the emergency that Johnny and Roy were responding to, which involves the head injury of the daughter of a deceased fireman, was complicated by the plane crash, trapping to two inside the house with the unconscious girl and her mother.



    One of the other paramedics is very friendly with the mother and her children, he and his partner find a way to free them while Batallion 14 and many other stations respond to the fires. After freeing the trapped victims, the two new paramedics take the unconscious girl to Rampart while Johnny and Roy clean themselves up.



    The rest of the episode revolves around the other stations and victims of the plane crashes. In the end, the little girl is fine and her mother decides to be with one of the paramedics that helped save her.moreless
Randolph Mantooth

Randolph Mantooth

Firefighter John Gage

Kevin Tighe

Kevin Tighe

Firefighter Roy DeSoto

Bobby Troup

Bobby Troup

Joe Early, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Julie London

Julie London

Dixie McCall, R.N.

Ron Pinkard

Ron Pinkard

Doctor Morton

Sam Lanier

Sam Lanier

Radio Dispatcher (uncredited)

David Ladd

David Ladd

Paramedic Pete, Squad 51

Guest Star

Jay Hammer

Jay Hammer

Paramedic Charlie, Squad 51

Guest Star

Jason Evers

Jason Evers

Justin Manning

Guest Star

Vince Howard

Vince Howard

Officer Vince

Recurring Role

William Boyett

William Boyett

Chief McConnike

Recurring Role

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    • Robert Fuller does not appear in this made-for-television movie.

    • James A. Watson, Jr., also known as Deputy DA Jim Barnes on Quincy, M.E. plays a member of the cockpit crew in this made-for-TV movie. Interestingly, later on, he played a member of the flight crew in Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

      The plane crash scenes for this episode were shot in a condemned neighborhood in Compton, CA. An open-cab pumper and ladder truck from Compton F.D. can also be seen responding together.

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