7 of season 1
Sigmund Neufeld Jr.
Thomas E. Szollosi, Richard Christian Matheson
Original airdate
April 7, 1978
David Brown
San Fransisco, 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 ... David Banner
  • Lou Ferrigno ... The Hulk
  • Edward Power ... Phil
  • Sondra Currie ... Stephanie
  • Denise Galik ... Denise
  • Brandon Cruz ... Kevin
  • Howard Honig ... Mr. Leggit
  • Don Keefer ... Mr. MacIntire
  • Susan Cotton ... Cynthia Davis
  • Del Hinkley ... Pilot
  • Ed Peck ... Capt. Bob Brandes
  • J. Jay Saunders ... Controller
  • Shirley O' Hara ... Mrs. MacIntire
  • Barbara Mealy ... Nurse


  • 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


  • 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)
  • 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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