While at a reconnaissance mission in Bosnia, a conflict will occur when the U.S. Navy flight officer of Lt. Chris Burnett and the pilot Lt. Jeremy Stackhouse come across some suspicious activity that has them fly off course in order to get a closer look at it. They did not know at the time that the photograph they took of the activity was actually a mass grave. The Serbs will have spotted the jet. The head commander will conduct a secret genocide campaign that will form against the Muslim population. He will place the order to have the jet shot down so that no one will discover the secret mass grave.
They will attempt to maneuver the missiles that are being shot at them however their jet will be hit and both of them will be forced to eject from it. After touching down on the ground, the Serb patrol will come across Steakhouse and interrogate him. He will then be executed with someone observing the interrogation from the hill who will have his location exposed. The order will be placed to have him found and killed with orders in place to move locations in order for everything to work.
There will be a rescue mission put in place that will attempt to rescue Burnett from inside of the no fly zone. He is informed that in order for everything to work he must first move to a safer location. In order for him to be rescued he must enter into the demilitarized zone. Once he is informed of the rescue he will spot the Serb patrol. When he escapes he will fall into the mass grave that they photographed. He will hide underneath a dead body. When he discovers that they are gone, he will continue to run. On the way to the new point of rescue, he will come across Sasha nearly when he comes across Muslim guerrillas. They will offer him a ride to Hac which is inside of the safe area but is actually a war zone. During the battle, the Serbs will believe that they have discovered Burnett however he switched uniforms with a soldier that was dead in order to get out of Hac.
They will notice that this is not Burnett but will chose to tell the media that he is dead in order to stop the rescue plan. This plan actually works and the rescue plan was aborted. As he realizes that the plan was aborted he will take notice of the nearby angel statue. This is close to where he ejected from the jet at. He will find and locate the seat to engage the rescue beacon. When he does this, he not only alerts his team but also the Serbs.