Flight Plan

First aired
January 14, 2020
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Flight Plan is the 12th episode of NCIS Season 17 and also the 390th episode of the entire NCIS series.


The NCIS team investigates an F-18 crash and the subsequent disappearance of the pilot who operated the aircraft while McGee reluctantly discusses a very personal decision with his teammates.

Major EventsEdit

  • McGee reveals he is planning on having a vasectomy. Director Vance then reveals to McGee that he has had a vasectomy as well.


  • This is also the first ever episode of the entire NCIS series to have been directed by Tawnia McKiernan who is known for directing episodes of the NCIS spin-off series, NCIS: Los Angeles.


Series RegularsEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Leroy Jethro Gibbs Mark Harmon Special Agent in charge of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Timothy McGee Sean Murray Senior Special Agent and second-in command of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Eleanor Bishop Emily Wickersham Special Agent for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Nicholas Torres Wilmer Valderrama Special Agent for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Jacqueline Sloane Maria Bello NCIS Forensic Psychologist.
James Palmer Brian Dietzen Chief Medical Examiner for the Major Case Response Team.
Kasie Hines Diona Reasonover NCIS Forensic Specialist.
Leon Vance Rocky Carroll Director of NCIS
Donald Mallard David McCallum NCIS Historian. Despite being credited, McCallum doesn't appear in this episode.

Recurring CastEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Big Lou Phil Idrissi

Other CastEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Jack Briggs Patrick Duffy Lieutenant Commander, USN Ret.
Marshall May Jonathan Chase Commander, USN
Rebecca Weeks Lyndon Smith Lieutenant, USN
Henry Nikolai Chris Gann Captain, USN
Jennifer Leo Megan Gallagher Under Secretary of the Navy
Carmen Lorenzo Johnny Williams
Bobby Dale Douglas Tom Ayers
Harper Logan Madeline Blake Lieutenant Junior Grade, USN. Killed Comander May's wife out of jealousy as well as killed PAFC Fisher Patrick and framed Lieutenant Weeks.
Lonnie Franklin JB Tadena Officer, Navy Combat Information Center
Amelia Garcia Jennifer Sun Bell Air Traffic Controller, USN
Bill Timmons Jeremy Denzlinger Colonel, North Carolina Highway Patrol (NCHP)
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