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The Ghost of Flight 401 (1978)

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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
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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
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Maria Cimoli (as Carol Rossen)
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Andrews
Ted Hartley
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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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18 February 1978 (USA)  »

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Der Geist von Flug 401  »

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The L1011 used by APA International Air in the Dominican Republic had some of the parts recovered from the Eastern plane. Reports of sightings of the captains Ghost were submitted by various personnel on the plane in various occasions. See more »

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Narrator: Some of those who saw the ghost feared open discussion would jeopardize their jobs...
Narrator: The log books were replaced... access to them was denied by the airline...
Narrator: However, salvaged parts installed in other L-1011's were ordered removed...
Narrator: Since the "soul rescue," which took place in the late winter of 1974 in the New England home of an airline pilot, not a single reappearance of "The Ghost of Flight 401" has been reported.
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Followed by Crash (1978) See more »

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A very creepy ghost story
4 August 1999 | by (California USA) – See all my reviews

This movie was based on the true story of an airline pilot who was killed in a crash due to faulty parts in the plane. His ghost was reportedly seen by flight attendants and passengers on other flights after his death. It's a very creepy film, much in the style of "The Entity" and "Amityville Horror". If you like true ghost stories, you should like this made for television movie.


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