Torchy and Steve are investigating a murder/jewel theft with roots in Germany. She lobbies her publisher to underwrite her participation in an around-the-world airplane race because arrogant businessman 'Sonny' Croy will be a participant. Not only is he a prime suspect in the case, but the international itinerary includes Frankfort, Germany. Written by
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The Pan Am clipper they are shown boarding is a Martin M-130 named the "Philippine Clipper", registration NC14715, built in 1934. It also suffered a horrible fate as did the DC-3 shown in this film. On January 21, 1943 while on flight 1104 from Honolulu to San Francisco, it crashed into a mountain at 2,500 feet near Ukiah, California at night in bad weather. All nine crew and ten passengers were killed. See more
The passengers are shown boarding a Pan Am Martin M-130 with registration NC14715, but the plane shown taxiing for take-off has registration NC14714. See more
Well, Gahagan, it's been a very successful experience! Athens, Bagdad, Alexandria, and I shall never forget you in the Acropolis by moonlight.
Sgt. Orville Gahagan
It was positively incandescent!
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