7 of season 1
Sigmund Neufeld Jr.
Thomas E. Szollosi, Richard Christian Matheson
Original airdate
April 7, 1978
David Brown
San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO
Preceded by
Followed by

747 is episode seven of the live-action TV series The Incredible Hulk. It originally aired on April 7, 1978 on CBS.


Traveling across the country in pursuit of a potential cure for his affliction, David boards a passenger plane that is carrying a priceless Egyptian exhibit. When the pilot and a stewardess attempt to steal the artifacts, David finds himself forced into the unenviable position of having to land the plane safely before the strain induces his transformation into the Hulk.


  • Bill Bixby as David Banner
  • Lou Ferrigno as The Hulk
  • Edward Power as Phil
  • Sondra Currie as Stephanie
  • Denise Galik as Denise
  • Brandon Cruz as Kevin
  • Howard Honig as Mr. Leggit
  • Don Keefer as Mr. MacIntire
  • Susan Cotton as Cynthia Davis
  • Del Hinkley as Pilot
  • Ed Peck as Captain Brandes
  • J. Jay Saunders as Controller
  • Shirley O' Hara as Mrs. MacIntire
  • Barbara Mealy as Nurse


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  • Reunites Bill Bixby with Brandon Cruz, his young co-star from "The Courtship of Eddie's Father"
  • Some terrific scenes of Bixby struggling with the plane's controls while trying to fight off his transformation into the creature
  • Hulk out 1: Being pushed out of a plane at 30,000 feet by a mean guy who yells “You’re gonna land a lot sooner than the rest of us!”
  • Hulk out 2: Being forced to land a 747 without any training and only an air traffic controller to help, at the risk of his, the Hulk's, and everybody else on the plane's lives.


  • The first episode in which Jack McGee/Jack Colvin does not appear
  • Airplane footage from the 1975 film Airport is used (Both the series and the movie were produced by Universal Pictures)
  • Actor Howard Honig also played a passenger in the films Airplane and Airplane 2: The Sequel
  • Co-writer Richard Christian Matheson (who would also co-write "Like A Brother" and "The Snare") is the son of screenwriter/short story writer/novelist/philosopher Richard Matheson (who, among his many other credits, wrote 16 episodes of The Twilight Zone)
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