‘Flight’ Trailer: Watch Denzel Washington Land a Plane in Flames (Video)

Denzel Washington makes an impossible landing in the new "Flight" trailer

Last Updated: October 11, 2012 @ 5:52 PM

Forget "Man on Fire" — Denzel Washington is piloting a flaming plane plummeting toward a suburban neighborhood.

The new trailer for "Flight," which opens Nov. 2, blinks from the dramatic free-fall to Washington awaking in a hospital bed, only to learn his nearly impossible landing has him being heralded as a hero.

News trucks are waiting for him and grateful passengers want to thank him.

"There is all kinds of news people out here — you're a rock star," John Goodman's character tells him in the hospital. "You will never pay for another drink as long as you live."

The words sting like a shot of straight gin.

His character, pilot Captain William Whitaker, is quickly embroiled in a government investigation after rescue workers identify alcohol in his system — he'd had a drink before the botched flight.

Watch the trailer for the Robert Zemeckis-directed movie, which will debut at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 14, here: