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Sole Survivor (1970) (TV)
A B-25 bomber is discovered in the middle of the Libian desert
and an Air Force investigation team is called in to examine it.
The team quickly discovers that it has not been touched since crashing a quarter century earlier.
They also discover the plane's navigator survived and is now an Air Force general.
The problem?
He said the plane went down in the mediterrainian after the captain ordered the crew to bail out.
This story has an interesting supernatural twist.
Vince Edwards .... Maj. Michael Devlin - Wikipedia
Richard Basehart .... Brig. Gen. Russell Hamner - Wikipedia
William Shatner .... Lt. Col. Josef Gronke - Wikipedia
Runtime: 100 min
Color: Color
Trivia: The aircraft used is an Air National Guard B-25J
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Google Answers - Soldiers crash plane in desert; don't know they're dead?

Wikipedia B-25 Mitchell
Wikipedia Sole Survivor - Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name

Richard Basehart, William Shatner

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Sometimes confused with:
King Nine Will Not Return
The Twilight Zone - Episode: #2.1 - September 30, 1960
A bomber pilot wakes alone after a crash.
Writer: Rod Serling.
Captain James Embry wakes up next to the wreckage of King Nine.
He remembers crashing with the rest of the crew, but nothing else.
He sets off to find the other crew members.
He finds the grave of one, mirages of all of them, and a jet aircraft flying over.
He collapses and awakens in a hospital room.
Seventeen years earlier, Embry had missed the flight of King Nine, and ever since has felt guilty.
He saw a newspaper headline about the wreckage of King Nine being found in the desert.
He had went into a state of shock and hallucinated being in the desert,
but later someone finds sand in his shoes.
Bob Cummings .... Captain James Embry
Paul Lambert .... Doctor
Gene Lyons .... Psychiatrist

Bob Cummings

The Twilight Zone
see also

Wikipedia The Twilight Zone
Wikipedia List of The Twilight Zone episodes
Wikipedia King Nine Will Not Return
Wikipedia Robert Cummings
Sometimes confused with:
The Flight of the Phoenix
A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board.
One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea
of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane
they will build to escape before their food and water run out.
James Stewart .... Frank Towns (plane captain/narrator)
Richard Attenborough .... Lew Moran
Peter Finch .... Capt. Harris
Hardy Krüger .... Heinrich Dorfmann (aircraft designer)
The plane that they leave on at the end of the film was originally a C-82 Boom aircraft.
The stunt of taking off was too dangerous,
and thus pilot Paul Mantz was asked to merely come in low,
run his landing gear along the ground, and then take off again, simulating a take-off.
On the second take, Mantz was killed and the plane destroyed.
As all main footage had already been shot, a North American O-47A observation plane
from the Air Museum was substituted for the remaining closeups.

The Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
Survivors of a plane crash in the Mongolian desert work together to build a new plane.
Dennis Quaid .... Captain Frank Towns
Bob Brown .... Kyle
Paul Ditchfield .... Doctor

Wikipedia The Flight of the Phoenix
Wikipedia C-82 Packet aircraft in the 1965 version
Wikipedia C-119 Flying Boxcar aircraft in the 2004 version
Not this:
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
The Twilight Zone - Episode: #5.3 - October 11, 1963
Mr. Wilson, a newly released mental patient
is the only one able to see a gremlin ripping up the wing of his airliner
William Shatner .... Bob Wilson
Nick Cravat .... Gremlin Creature
The Twilight Zone
Wikipedia Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (The Twilight Zone)

William Shatner and. . .

Trivia from "Third Rock From The Sun"
In the first episode where William Shatner plays The Big Giant Head,
he talks about the dreadful experience he had aboard an airplane,
whereupon John Lithgow exclaims, "So did I!"
This is an inside joke about the Twilight Zone story, "Terror at 20,000 Feet".
William Shatner played the lead role in that episode of the TV series "The Twilight Zone",
and Lithgow played the lead role in that story in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983).
The Survivor (1981)
A tale of death, and of an evil which transcends death
Tortured With Guilt...Why Did He Survive An Impossible Crash?
The Survivor in many ways foretells the Lockerbie disaster many years before that tragic event.
The film was a huge commitment at the time
a full scale 747 was made at a local car manufacturing plant and transported to the 'crash site'
Robert Powell .... Keller
Jenny Agutter .... Hobbs
Joseph Cotten .... The Priest - his last film
Wikipedia Lockerbie air disaster - Pan Am Flight 103 - December 21, 1988
Sole Survivor (1983)
Denise Watson is a TV station worker who is the only survivor of a unexplained, horrific airplane crash
in which she is completely unscratched.
Soon, Denise becomes haunted by feelings of unworthiness
as well as seeing strange people following her
and hearing voices calling her name which no one but she can hear.
Disregarding warnings from a psychic actress friend,
Denise tries to get on with her life while it's revealed that she was supposed to die in the crash,
but somehow escaped, now the unseen spector of death wants to collect her by sending its minions,
people that have recently died, to kill Denise and finish the job what death had planed for.
Anita Skinner .... Denise Watson
Kurt Johnson .... Brian Richardson
Not to be confused with...
Survivor (2000) [TV-Series] www.imdb.com/title/tt0239195/
American version of the desert island-based reality TV series
Sixteen contestants are stranded in a remote location
with little more than the clothes on their back, a huge sack of rice, one luxury item each

Soul Plane (2004) www.imdb.com/title/tt0367085
Things get raucously funny aboard the maiden flight of a black-owned airline,
thanks to some last-minute passenger additions

Soul Train (1971) [TV-Series] www.imdb.com/title/tt0161194
A pop music dance show with an African-American focus.

Soul Survivors (2001) www.imdb.com/title/tt0218619
The World of the Dead and the World of the Living... are About to Collide

Sole Survivor (2000) www.imdb.com/title/tt0214373
Dean Koontz's best-selling novel is brought to TV in this 4 hour mini-series

Soul Survivors (1997) www.imdb.com/title/tt0120170
Rated PG-13 for sex-related material

Soul Survivors (1995) (TV) www.imdb.com/title/tt0114504
a British DJ with a late-night American soul music program in Liverpool...

The Hardy Boys-Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)
Sole Survivor Episode: #2.16 - 29 January 1978
Michael Jackson .... Newscaster
Diana Muldaur .... Leta Manheim

More movies about Aircraft

The Lost Squadron (1932)
Veteran flyers from World War I find work as movie stuntmen.
Richard Dix ....Captain 'Gibby' Gibson
Mary Astor ....Follette Marsh
Robert Armstrong ....Lieutenant 'Woody' Curwood
Joel McCrea ....Red
Ace of Aces (1933)
Sculptor who doesn't want to have any part of World War I
is shamed by his girlfriend into joining the army.
He becomes a fighter pilot, and undergoes a complete personality change.
Richard Dix ....Second Lieutenant Rex 'Rocky' Thorne
Ralph Bellamy ....Captain/Major Blake
China Clipper (1936)
Inspired by Lindbergh's flight,
Dave Logan sets out with a Washington-Philadelphia airline but suffers financial problems
With flying ace Hap Stuart he tries clipper ships on the Caribbean, then aims for the trans-Pacific route.
Based on the history of Pan American Airlines
Pat O'Brien ....Dave Logan
Beverly Roberts ....Jean 'Skippy' Logan
Ross Alexander .... Tom Collins, Logan's Partner
Humphrey Bogart ....Hap Stuart

Google Search: China Clipper
directory.google.com/ History / Airlines / Pan American World Airways
Test Pilot (1938)
Jim is a test pilot.
His wife Ann and best friend Gunner try their best to keep him sober,
but he crashes a plane and Gunner is killed
Clark Gable ....Jim Lane
Myrna Loy ....Ann Barton
Spencer Tracy ....Gunner Morris
Lionel Barrymore ....Howard B. Drake
Five Came Back (1939)
Twelve people are aboard Coast Air Line's flagship the Silver Queen
enroute to South America when the airplane encounters a storm and is blown off course.
Crashing into jungles known to be inhabited by head hunters,
pilots Bill and Joe race against time to fix the engines and attempt a take off.
The situation brings out the best and worst in the stranded dozen
as they create a makeshift runway and prepare to escape before the natives attack.
But damage to the plane and low fuel reserves means that only 5 people can be carried to safety.
Chester Morris .... Bill Brooks
Lucille Ball .... Peggy Nolan
Wendy Barrie .... Alice Melbourne
John Carradine .... Mr. Crimp
Directed by John Farrow
Flight Command (1940)
Effective WWII Aviation Cadet Saga
Robert Taylor joins a Navy pilot program
and has to prove himself as a professional team member
Robert Taylor ....It's 'Pensacola'
Walter Pidgeon ....Lt. Cmdr. William 'Bill' Gary (CO, Fighting Squadron 8)
Red Skelton ....Lt. (j.g.) 'Mugger' Martin
Men Against the Sky (1940)
A famous flyer turns to drink but tries to straighten out to help with the war effort
Richard Dix ....Phil Mercedes
Kent Taylor ....Martin Ames
Flying Tigers (1942)
Jim Gordon commands a unit of the famed
Flying Tigers, the American Volunteer Group
which fought the Japanese in China before
merica's entry into World War II
Actual Flying Tigers
Lawrence Moore and Kenneth Sanger
were technical advisors
John Wayne ....Capt. Jim Gordon
How to Fly the B-24D Airplane (1942)
Detailed training film describing preflight and airborne operations
of Consolidated B-24D heavy bomber
Uncrating and Assembly of the P-47 Thunderbolt Airplane (1943)
Training film demonstrating the correct procedure for uncrating and assembling
the P-47 fighter aircraft under field conditions
Aircraft Wood Repair, Part 1: Small Scarf Patch and Doubler Patch (1943)
Aircraft Wood Repair, Part 2: Stiffener Patch (1943)
Aircraft Wood Repair, Part 3: Leading Edge Repairs (1943)
Aircraft Wood Repair, Part 4: Bulkhead Repair (1943)
How to Fly the B-26 Airplane (1944)
Documentary feature film depicting the training of young Lieutenant Jim Anthony
as a pilot of the B-26 Marauder bomber
Don Porter .... Captain Dick (uncredited)
Craig Stevens .... Lieutenant Jim Anthony (uncredited)
Frank Wilcox .... Colonel (uncredited)
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
The amazingly detailed true story of "The Doolittle Raid" based on the novel of the same name.
Stunned by Pearl Harbor and a string of defeats, America needed a victory - badly.
To that end, Colonel Jimmy Dolittle, a former air racer and stunt pilot,
devises a plan for a daring raid on the heart of Japan itself.
To do this, he must train army bomber pilots to to something no one ever dreamed possible -
launch 16 fully load bombers from an aircraft carrier!
This movie is remarkable in it's accuracy and even uses film footage from the actual raid
Spencer Tracy ... Gen. James Doolittle
Van Johnson ....Lt. Ted Lawson
Major Ted W. Lawson (book)

The April 1942 air attack on Japan, launched from the aircraft carrier Hornet
and led by Lieutenant Colonel James H. Doolittle
The B-25B "Mitchell" medium bomber was selected as the delivery vehicle
The Naval Historical Center

www.google.com/search?q=The Doolittle Raid
God Is My Co-Pilot (1945)
Robert L. Scott has dreamed his whole life of being a fighter pilot,
but when war comes he finds himself flying
transport planes over The Hump into China.
In China, he persuades General Chennault
to let him fly with the famed Flying Tigers,
the heroic band of airmen who'd been fighting the Japanese
long before Pearl Harbor.
Scott gets his chance to fight, ultimately engaging in combat
with the deadly Japanese pilot known as Tokyo Joe
Dennis Morgan .... Col. Robert Lee Scott/Narrator
Dane Clark .... Johnny Petach, Flying Tiger
Raymond Massey .... Maj. Gen. Claire L. Chennault
John Ridgely .... Tex Hill, Flying Tiger Squadron Cmdr.
Craig Stevens .... Ed Rector, Flying Tiger
Warren Douglas .... Bob Neale, Flying Tiger
Twelve O'Clock High" (1949)
In this story of the early days of daylight bombing raids over Germany,
General Frank Savage must take command of a "hard luck" bomber group.
Much of the story deals with his struggle
to whip his group into a diciplined fighting unit in spite of heavy losses,
and withering attacks by German fighters over thier targets.
Actual combat footage is used in this tense war drama.
Gregory Peck ....Brigadier General Frank Savage
Hugh Marlowe ....Lt. Col. Ben R. Gately
Gary Merrill ....Col. Keith Davenport
Millard Mitchell ....Maj. Gen. Ben Pritchard
Dean Jagger ....Maj. Harvey Stovall
The Steel Lady (1953)
Surviving a plane crash in the Sahara,
four oilmen find and manage to repair a German Afrika Corps tank
which had been buried in the sand since WWII
Rod Cameron .... Mike Monahan
Tab Hunter .... Bill Larson
John Dehner .... Sid Barlowe
Back from Eternity (1956)
A South American plane loaded with an assortment of characters crash lands
in a remote jungle area in the middle of a storm.
The passengers then discover they are in an area inhabited by vicious cannibals
and must escape before they are found.
Robert Ryan .... Bill Lonagan
Anita Ekberg .... Rena
Rod Steiger .... Vasquel
Phyllis Kirk .... Louise Melhorn
Directed by John Farrow
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
Biography of Charles Lindburgh from his days of precarious mail runs in aviation's infancy
to his design of a small transatlantic plane and the vicissitudes of its takeoff
and epochal flight from New York to Paris in 1927.
James Stewart ....Charles Augustus 'Slim' Lindbergh
Charles A. Lindbergh (book)


directory.google.com / History / People / Lindbergh,_Charles
www.google.com/search?q=Charles Lindbergh
www.google.com/search?q=The Spirit of St. Louis
The Wings of Eagles (1957)
A biography of Navy flier-turned-screenwriter Frank W. "Spig" Wead
John Wayne ....Frank W. 'Spig' Wead
Dan Dailey ....'Jughead' Carson
Maureen O'Hara ....Min Wead
Ward Bond ....John Dodge

Google Search: Frank W. Wead
Fate Is the Hunter (1964)
Airliner crashes near Los Angeles due to unusual string of coincidences.
Stewardess, who is sole survivor, joins airline executives in discovering the causes of the crash.
Airline executive Sam McBane goes out on a limb to try and prove
that a major crash wasn't the fault of his pilot friend,
even though it may jeopodise his chances of promotion to Vice President
Glenn Ford .... Sam C. McBane, Consolidated Airlines Director of Engineering & Maintenance
Rod Taylor .... Captain Jack Savage
Suzanne Pleshette .... Martha Webster, Stewardess
Jane Russell .... Herself, USO Performer in Flashback sequence
Wally Cox .... Ralph Bundy, WWII Transport Radio Operator in Flashback squences
Dr. Strangelove or :
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
U.S. Air Force Colonel Jack Ripper goes completely and utterly mad,
and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R.
He suspects that the communists are conspiring to
pollute the "precious bodily fluids" of the American people.
The U.S. president meets with his advisors,
where the Soviet ambassador tells him that if the U.S.S.R. is hit by nuclear weapons,
it will trigger a "Doomsday Device" which will destroy all plant and animal life on Earth.
Peter Sellers portrays the three men who might avert this tragedy:
British Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, the only person with access to the demented Gen. Ripper;
U.S. President Merkin Muffley,
whose best attempts to divert disaster depend on placating a drunken Soviet Permier
and the former Nazi genious Dr. Strangelove, who concludes that
"such a device would not be a practical deterrent for reasons
which at this moment must be all too obvious".
Will the bombers be stopped in time, or will General Jack Ripper succeed in destroying the world ?
Peter Sellers ....Group Captain (G/C) Lionel Mandrake/President Merkin Muffley/Dr. Strangelove
George C. Scott ....Gen. 'Buck' Turgidson
Sterling Hayden ....Brig. Gen. Jack D. Ripper
Keenan Wynn ....Col. 'Bat' Guano
Slim Pickens ....Maj. T.J. 'King' Kong
Sands of the Kalahari (1965)
A small plane crashes in the sweltering deserts of South Africa hundreds of miles from civilization.
As parallels are drawn between the group of humans and a nearby pack of savage baboons,
one of the men's survivalist nature gets the better of him,
as he decides his chances of survival would be better if the others were eliminated one-by-one.
Stuart Whitman ....Brian O'Brien
Stanley Baker ....Mike Bain
Susannah York ....Grace Munkton
Theodore Bikel ... Dr. Bondrachai
Seven in Darkness (1969) (TV)
It's the story of a plane crash in a remote area,
where the surviving passengers attempt to make their way to civilization and life.
Here, though, they happen to be blind
Milton Berle .... Sam Fuller
Bill Dyer .... Co-Pilot
Michael Fox .... The Pilot
Lost in the Desert | Dirkie (1969)
A young man sets off on a journey in a small aircraft.
He crashes the plane in a desert, but survives with his little dog.
Dirkie Uys .... Dirkie
Jamie Uys .... Father
Catch-22 (1970)
Yossarian is a bombadier during World War II.
He desperately tries to be declared insane by the Air Force in order to go home.
However during the process he slowly watches
each of his friends and crew die off in the horrors of war
Director Mike Nichols wanted 36 B-25's to create the big Army Air Force base
but the budget couldn't stretch to more than 17 flyable Mitchells
Alan Arkin ....Captain John Yossarian, Bombadier
Martin Balsam ....Col. Cathcart, CO, 256th Squadron
Art Garfunkel ....Capt. Nately (as Arthur Garfunkel)
Anthony Perkins ... Captain Chaplain A.T. Tapp
The Birdmen (1971) (TV)
During World War II, American soldier Harry Cook is sent to Norway
to aid in the defection of a scientist working on the atomic bomb for the Germans.
Before they can escape Europe, they are captured and sent to a POW prison camp
in a high alpine castle on the German-Swiss border.
Cook convinces the other prisoners to build a two person glider that can fly to Switzerland.
The race is on to complete the glider before the German guards discover the plane
Doug McClure .... Major Harry Cook
Richard Basehart .... Schiller
Chuck Connors .... Colonel Morgan Crawford
Max Baer Jr. .... Tanker
How to Steal an Airplane (1971) (TV)
Two pilots are hired to reclaim a stolen jet from the son of a South American dictator
Pete Duel .... Sam Rollins
Clinton Greyn .... Evan Brice
Sal Mineo .... Luis Ortega
Death Race (1973) (TV)
In the North African desert in World War II,
a crippled American fighter plane that is unable to take off
tries to evade and destroy a pursuing Nazi tank.
Lloyd Bridges .... Hans Pimler
Doug McClure .... Lt. Del Culpepper
Miracoli accadono ancora, I | Miracles Still Happen (1974)
Amazon Death Trap, The Story of Juliane Koepcke
A seventeen-year-old girl is the sole survivior of a plane crash in the Amazon.
Susan Penhaligon .... Juliane Koepcke
Hey, I'm Alive! (1975) (TV)
The story of a young woman and an older man,
who were stranded in the Yukon wilderness for 49 days and survived by eating melted snow.
This story is based on the true incident circa 1961 in which Ralph Flores and Helen Klaben,
flying from Alaska to the Lower 48, crashed east of Watson Lake, Yukon.
Edward Asner .... Ralph Flores
Sally Struthers .... Helen Klaben
Supervivientes de los Andes (1976)
CAUTION: The re-creation of the 1972 Andes plane crash
and THE SURVIVAL SCENES may be too intense for young teenagers!
This movie was MUCH better that that Hollywood star-clogged "Alive" was.
This movie has a beginning, and and end.
Alive started, and ended, on the mountain top,
with nothing but pretty faces and special effects to look upon.
Survive shows who they were.. the efforts and pain of the families
who tried to keep the rescue efforts alive
and this movie shows how they finally found help, and the reunion of the survivors.
The cannabalism sequences were much more realistic,
and the portrayal of their physical suffering and mental torture was heartrending.
Hugo Stiglitz .... Francisco
Norma Lazareno .... Silvia
Luz María Aguilar .... Mrs. Madero
Fernando Larrañaga .... Madero
And I Alone Survived (1978) (TV)
Based on a true story, this tells the story of a young woman
who is the only survivor of a plane crash in the Sierra Nevada mountains,
and her struggle to get to safety despite her injuries, below-freezing temperatures
and rough, at times impassable terrain.
Blair Brown .... Lauren Elder
David Ackroyd .... Jay Fuller
Vera Miles .... Irene Elder
Airplane! (1980)
This is a spoof of the airport disaster movies.
When the crew of an airplane are struck by some form of virus,
the fate of the passengers depends on an ex-war pilot
who is the only one able to land the plane safely!
The passengers represent a selection of interesting wacky characters
who seem to take every word for its literal meaning.
Robert Hays .... Ted Striker
Julie Hagerty .... Elaine Dickinson
Lloyd Bridges .... Steven McCrosky
Leslie Nielsen .... Dr. Rumack
Robert Stack .... Capt. Rex Kramer
Otto .... Himself - The Inflatable Autopilot
The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (1980)
When Noah Dugan agrees to fly missionary Bernadette Lafleur and her cargo of animals
to a remote island. After a forced landing on a remote island,
Dugan, Bernadette, Bobby and Julie discover that they are not alone.
Together with two Japanese soldiers who have been stranded on the island since WWII,
they must turn the plane into a seaworthy boat if they are ever to make it home.
When Bobby and Julie insist that they cannot leave the animals behind,
the converted plane truly becomes a second Noah's Ark
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress featured in the flying sequences was
Fertile Myrtle, Air Force 45-21787, Navy BuNo 84029, Civil Registration N91329.
From 1951 to 1956 it was used by the Navy and NACA
to launch the Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
It is currently in the collection of the International Sport Aviation Museum in Lakeland, Florida.
Four other partial B-29 Superfortresses were acquired
from the China Lake Naval Weapons Center, California.
One was used for interior shots at the Disney studio.
Another was used for night sequences afloat in MGM's outdoor tank.
The third was used for the crash site on the island
and the fourth was made into the floating Noah's Ark.
They were returned to the Navy after filming concluded.
Elliott Gould .... Noah Dugan
Geneviève Bujold .... Bernadette Lafleur
Rick Schroder .... Bobby
Race for the Yankee Zephyr (1981)
In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand
hunter Gibbie Gibson discovers a plane wreck from WWII.
When he tells it around, a gang of crooks follows and threatens him and his daughter,
because they know there are 50 million dollars in the wreck.
Ken Wahl .... Barney
Lesley Ann Warren .... Sally
Donald Pleasence .... Gilbert Carson
George Peppard .... Theo Brown
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
The hero of an unlikely airplane disaster must overcome his own inadequacies,
improbable accidents and his former girlfriend in order to save a space shuttle
from destruction in this spoof sequel of the disaster parody Airplane!
Robert Hays .... Ted Striker
Julie Hagerty .... Elaine Dickinson
Lloyd Bridges .... Steven McCrosky
Chuck Connors .... The Sarge
William Shatner .... Cdr. Buck Murdock
The Aviator (1985)
A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves
Christopher Reeve .... Edgar Anscombe
Rosanna Arquette .... Tillie Hansen
Sam Wanamaker .... Bruno Hansen
Jack Warden .... Moravia (Jack Warden served in the 101st Airborne during the Second World War)
Danger Island (1992) (TV)
After their plane crashes in the Pacific ocean after a storm
a group of people scramble to a tropical island.
At first the place seems home to palm trees and exotic wildlife
but on the discovery of a disused military base they find out the island poses a severe threat to them.
Lisa Banes .... Diana
Richard Beymer .... Ben
María Celedonio .... Melissa
Alive (1993)
Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the snow swept Andes
are forced to eat each other to survive after a plane crash
How do you compress nearly three months of terror and tedium
into less than two hours while still holding the attention of the audience?
It's a daunting task, and Alive manages quite nicely.
With technical consulting provided by crash survivor Nando Parrado,
Alive captures the look and mood of the crash site,
and sketches in the relationships among the passengers of the ill-fated flight.
Ethan Hawke .... Nando Parrado
Vincent Spano .... Antonio Balbi
Josh Hamilton .... Roberto Canessa
John Malkovich .... Old Carlitos/Narrator (uncredited)
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995) (TV)
The true story of how a group of African American pilots
overcame racist opposition to become one of the finest US fighter groups in World War II
Laurence Fishburne .... Hannibal Lee
Malcolm-Jamal Warner .... Leroy Cappy
Cuba Gooding Jr. .... Billy Roberts
Falling from the Sky: Flight 174 (1995) (TV)
It's the summer of 1982.
Canada World Airways' brand-new Boeing 767 leaves Montreal bound for Edmonton.
When the plane reaches its cruise altitude, the impossible happens: the plane runs out of fuel,
due to a miscalculation by the ground staff in Montreal.
Captain Bob Pearson and First Officer Maurice Quintal
face a potentially deadly disaster in this true story as the 767,
with about 60 souls on board, slowly falls from the sky
Based fairly closely on an actual incident on July 23, 1983, nicknamed the "Gimli Glider"
William Devane .... Capt. Bob Pearson
Scott Hylands .... Maurice Quintal
Shelley Hack .... Lynn Brown
Wikipedia Gimli Glider
The Gimli Glider is the name given to a famous incident in aviation history, on July 23, 1983,
when a Boeing 767-200 jet, Air Canada Flight 143, ran out of fuel at 40,000 feet over northern Canada
and had to glide to a landing at a former airbase at Gimli, Manitoba
Angel Flight Down (1996) (TV)
In the wintry Rockies,
the crash of a medical-emergency aircraft strands the pilot and four travelers,
including a critically ill child
Patricia Kalember .... Teresa Bagshaw
David Charvet .... Brad Brown
Christopher Atkins .... Jack Bahr
The Wright Brothers (1997)
Megan Murphy ....Orville Wright
E.B. Molloy ....Wilbur Wright

Google The Wright_Brothers
Wikipedia The_Wright_Brothers
Fei Hu: The Story of the Flying Tigers (1999)
This documentary contains much archival footage,
and many personal recollections from
the pilots, nurses, and mechanics who joined the AVG
Frank Boring .... Producer
Frank Christopher .... Director
Dead Aviators (1999) (TV)
A young girl who struggles with her pilot father's death in a plane crash years before,
visits her grandmother in Newfoundland.
While there, she encounters the ghosts of two pilots,
who are condemned to Earth to constantly re-live their own crash that occurred in 1927.
The girl decides to help the pair by helping them re-build their airplane
and complete their flight so they may be released and,
in turn, deal with her own emotional bondage.
Lothaire Bluteau .... Charles Nungesser
Michel Monty .... François Coli
Juliana Wimbles .... Katie
Marsha Mason .... Lydia
Pushing Tin (1999)
Two cocky air traffic controllers quarrel over proving who's more of a man.
John Cusack .... Nick Falzone
Billy Bob Thornton .... Russell Bell
Cate Blanchett .... Connie Falzone
Angelina Jolie .... Mary Bell

Federal Aviation Administration: Air Traffic Control Manual
Wikipedia: Air traffic control
Final Destination (2000)
After having a vision of his friends crashing in a plane,
he tells them not to get on only later his friends start getting killed one by one
Much of the news footage shown is actual footage
from the July 1996 explosion and crash of TWA Flight 800 Long Island, New York.
Devon Sawa .... Alex Chance Browning
Ali Larter .... Clear Rivers
Julianes Sturz in den Dschungel | Wings of Hope (2000) (TV)
Werner Herzog returns to the South American jungle with Juliane Koepcke,
the German woman who was the sole survivor of a plane crash there in 1972.
They find the remains of the plane and recreate her journey out of the jungle.
Werner Herzog .... Himself
Juliane Koepcke .... Herself
The Aviator (2004)
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career,
from the late 1920's to the mid-1940's
Leonardo DiCaprio .... Howard Hughes
Cate Blanchett .... Katharine Hepburn
Kate Beckinsale .... Ava Gardner

Howard Hughes
Wikipedia Howard Hughes
Google Howard Hughes
www.Howard Hughes.com
Lost (2004) [TV-Series]
A horrific plane crash leaves 48 passengers alive, and stranded on a remote island in the South Pacific.
The survivors include doctor Jack, now freed prisoner Kate, one hit wonder rock star Charlie,
Iraqi military vet Sayid, and a mysterious man named Locke.
These people from all walks of life must band together to survive
not only the island, but a gigantic...something that lives in the interior.
Naveen Andrews .... Sayid
Emilie de Ravin .... Claire Littleton
Matthew Fox .... Jack Shepard

News: Not a movie:
Recovery in 1959 of B-24 Bomber crew lost in Libyan Desert in 1943

Story of the 1959-60 search for and recovery of crew members of the B-24 Bomber Lady Be Good.
This aircraft was discovered in the Libyan Desert
16 years after it lost its way back from a World War II mission to bomb Naples, Italy on 4 April 1943.
The plane was found in 1959 by an oil exploration team,
miraculously preserved by the desert environment.
The next year the bodies of eight of the nine crew members were recovered
by Quartermaster Graves Registration personnel.
"United States Army Quartermaster Center and School"

The book by Mario Martinez: Lady's Men; The Saga of Lady Be Good and her Crew
The History Channel: History's Mysteries: "Ghost Plane of the Desert: Lady Be Good"

www.Lady be Good.com
Site was created Nicholas Robinson working in conjunction with Mario Martinez

Wikipedia:  Lady Be Good   B-24 Liberator
Google Africa Libya

not to be confused with...
Lady Be Good (1941)
Songwriters Dixie Donegan and Eddie Crane are still in love after their divorce
Ann Sothern .... Dixie Donegan Crane
Robert Young .... Edward 'Eddie' Crane

Tu-4 Soviet Copy of the B-29
On July 29, 1944,
B-29-5-BW serial number 42-6256 commanded by Capt. Howard R. Jarrel
was damaged by flak during a raid on the Showa steel works at Anshan in Manchuria.
Unable to make the trip back to its base around Chengtu in China,
the crew decided to divert to Vladivostok in the Soviet Union.
Since the Soviet Union was not at war with Japan at the time,
both the aircraft and Capt. Jarrel's crew were interned.

On August 20, 1944,
during a raid on Yawata staged out of the Chengtu bases,
B-29A-1-BN 42-93829 was forced to divert to the Soviet Union.
It crashed in the foothills of Sikhote Alin Range east of Khabarovsk
after the crew baled out.The crew was interned.

On the night of November 10/11, 1944,
B-29 42-6365 was damaged during a raid against Omura on Kyushu
and was forced to divert to Vladivostok.
It was followed on November 21 by 42-6358.
Again, both crews and both aircraft were interned.

The Soviets were now holding three intact B-29s and four B-29 crews.
In January of 1945, it was arranged by the Soviets
for these four crews to "escape" to the West via Teheran, but their B-29s remained behind.

World War 2 had been over only for a little over a year
when an article appeared in the November 11, 1946
issue of the Berlin newspaper Der Kurier claiming that the Soviet Union
was manufacturing a bolt-for-bolt copy of the B-29 in a series of factories located in the Urals.

Two of the USAAF B-29s were disassembled for detailed evaluation,
with the third being kept intact for flight testing.
The go-ahead for the program was given before the end of 1944,
and the Tu-4 project was well under way by the first quarter of 1945.

Google search TU-4
Google Russia Government Military

Redesigned U.S. bomber B-29. First flew in 1947.
A total of around 400 Tu-4 were built until 1952.
The first soviet bomber capable of carrying the nuclear weapon

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