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The Ghost of Flight 401 (1978)

TV Movie  -   -  Mystery | Drama | Thriller  -  18 February 1978 (USA)
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An aircraft crashes in the Florida Everglades, killing 103 passengers. After the wreckage is removed, salvageable parts from the plane are used to repair other aircraft. Soon passengers and... See full summary »

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Bert Stockwell
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Loft
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Bill Bowdish
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Les Garrick
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Barton
Carol Eve Rossen ...
Maria Cimoli (as Carol Rossen)
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Andrews
Ted Hartley
Byron Morrow ...
Bailey
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An aircraft crashes in the Florida Everglades, killing 103 passengers. After the wreckage is removed, salvageable parts from the plane are used to repair other aircraft. Soon passengers and crew on those aircraft report seeing what they believe to be the ghost of the wrecked airplane's flight engineer. Written by Anonymous

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Not all the exterior/in flight shots are of an L-1011. Some of the shots used are actually darkened shots of Boeing 727s in flight. The difference is that on a 727, the rear tail assembly features wings above the fuselage and all 3 engines are located in proximity. On an L-1011, the two main engines are on the front wings and the tail engine is above the rear cabin but the rear wings are level with the front wings. See more »

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Dom Cimoli: [Bill Bowdish comes to the galley to see for himself if Dom's ghost is there] Watch out for fire on this airplane, Bill.
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A surprisingly interesting movie.
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I remember seeing this movie as a teenager and I was riveted. It's based on a true story, and Ernest Borgnine plays Dom Cimoli, the flight engineer who, in the movie, went into the cargo hold to inspect the landing gear and put it down by hand if needed. The best part was the odd appearances of his ghost in other planes, which the other characters find out have parts salvaged from flight 401. Even his wife, we eventually learn, feels his presence in the bed beside her at night. It's as if he's making sure he keeps taking care of his family and continues his devotion to the airline he loved. As usual, a typically good Borgnine plays even a ghost and makes you like him.


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