Lowery and Blackley are pilots who fly back and forth between Latin American countries for a mining company. They get greedy and fill the plane to its gills, crash landing en route to the States. Blackley dies, but Lowery makes it back to the mine, taking Savage, the mine's cook, with him.
When her rotten husband comes to take Savage back, Lowery fights the brute off, and keeps the girl. The story is helped along by its fast pace, and some good aerial photography.