Sara and Morgan are working at a crime scene when a plane falls nearby, trapping a hundred people as well as the two CSIs. Morgan is able to call Grissom, who rushes down with his team and Ecklie on his heels. The girls insist on being the last to receive help as everyone on the plane are more injured. Unable to help the CSIs, Ecklie stays right next to his daughter and Sara, though he clearly doesn't care about Sara, which becomes clear when he pushes Sara further into the wreckage to pull Morgan out. Angry, Grissom yells at Ecklie while ignoring Sara's protests. Once free, the girls rejoin the team to help work out if the plane was sabotaged or if the crash was a true accident.