A plane to Athens develops engine trouble and is forced to land in Beirut. Rooney, a purser, is hiding out from gold smugglers headed by Slezak. Rooney gains the confidence of the pilot, Barker, as well as the plane's crew members, who thought that Rooney was a mobster. The smugglers try
twice to kill Rooney and then they go after stewardess Sommerfeld, Barker's girl friend. She evades them and Barker learns that Rooney really is a smuggler on the run, having stolen a large sum of gold bullion from the gang. Sommerfeld is finally captured by the smugglers who offer to exchange her
for Rooney. However, she's rescued by the crew after a fight, and Rooney is grabbed b...