Flight of Phoenix (Flight of the Phoenix) tells the story of human survival. Deep in the Mongolian desert, work was carried out to find oil, many people worked at the well. However, it turned out that there is no oil here and all employees were fired, leaving without work. In order to leave here you need a plane. Behind the workers comes their former boss, who fired them. In the last minutes before departure, it turns out that some traveler came to the place of development of the well and had to pick it up too. But the boss is against it, as this can overload the plane and lead to disastrous consequences. Still, he agrees to take the guy and he joins their company. During the flight, a sandstorm began. But the chief does not want to return and land, since then it will take a lot of time to refuel the aircraft. The plane still does not stand up and breaks one of the engines. We have to make an emergency landing, in which two people died. All we can do is wait and hope for salvation. But it turns out that the lost traveler is an aircraft designer and can build a new aircraft.