Airport '77 is a 1977 disaster film and third film in the Airport franchise. The film stars a number of veteran actors, including Jack Lemmon, James Stewart, Joseph Cotten, and Olivia de Havilland. Like its predecessors, Airport '77 was a box office hit earning $30 million, making the film the 19th highest-grossing picture of 1977. It was nominated for two Academy Awards and was directed by Jerry Jameson.
The under water scenes were filmed in the Springs. Parts of the 747 body were left on property after the filming was complete.