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The Disappearance of Flight 412 (1974)

Colonel Pete Moore is commander of the Whitney Radar Test Group, which has been experiencing electrical difficulties aboard its aircraft. To ferret out the problem, he sends a four-man crew... See full summary »

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Col. Pete Moore
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Maj. Mike Dunning
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Capt. Roy Bishop
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Ckapt. Cliff Riggs
Guy Stockwell ...
Lt. Col. Trottman
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Lt. Tony Podryski
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2nd Lt. Ferguson (as Stanley Clay)
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Smith (as Jonathan Lippe)
Jack Ging ...
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White
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Mr. Cheer
Simon Scott ...
Col. Freeman Barns
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Gen. Enright
Cynthia Ford ...
Nina Moore (as Cynthia Hayward)
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Colonel Pete Moore is commander of the Whitney Radar Test Group, which has been experiencing electrical difficulties aboard its aircraft. To ferret out the problem, he sends a four-man crew on Flight 412. Shortly into the test, the jet picks up three blips on radar, and subsequently, two fighters scramble and mysteriously disappear. At this point, Flight 412 is monitored and forced to land by Digger Control, a top-level, military intelligence group that debunks UFO information. The intrepid colonel, kept in the dark about his crew, decides to investigate the matter himself. Written by Rick Gregory <rag.apa@email.apa.org>

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1 October 1974 (USA)  »

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Az eltűnt járat rejtélye  »

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The last completed film of Kent Smith. See more »

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As AF412 is preparing to take off, the tower instructs the pilot to "Squawk 3138". The "Squawk" is a four-digit transponder code using only digits in the Octal number system, i.e. 0-7. Therefore it is impossible to "Squawk 3138". See more »

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Narrator: This is a UFO - an Unidentified Flying Object. It was photographed at Santa Catalina Island in April of 1966. Look at it again. Closely. Hundreds, even thousands of witnesses have seen similar things appear in the sky. Persons living miles from others have testified independently that UFOs have appeared in a specific place at a specific time.
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And The Point?
28 July 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Disappearance of Flight 412 is a rather cheaply made TV movie with really bad sound that doesn't seem to make any point. If there are indeed UFOs visiting our fair planet we can't seem to ever get a handle on it with anything definitive. If they are and the government has documentation they are covering it up. Hardly anything revelatory.

Air Force Colonel Glenn Ford is in charge of a flight group in which one of his flight crews is making some radar equipment checks. They see a strange object in the sky, some Marine jets are scrambled and they disappear off the radar scope. Ford's crew is diverted to a secret base nearby his base that he does not know anything about. But with a little sleuthing he tracks down where his men are gets them out.

Quite frankly he should have dropped it right there, but he pursues it and gets himself in a ringer with General Kent Smith. The conclusion, there really isn't any.

Robert F. Lyons does the best acting job as the colonel in charge of the top secret installation, a really smarmy type. Ford does his usual professional job. But in the final analysis the only people who this film might appeal to are aviation buffs.


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