The live-action movie involved an airliner that was somehow damaged (mid-air collision?), jamming the flight surfaces and causing the plane to rise out of control.
The ending involved them filling the front landing gear bay with water(?) from another aircraft (mid-air refuelling plane?) to force the nose down and allow them to land, which I believe they managed safely.
I think I saw the movie on TV in Canada sometime in the mid-to-late-90s.