Harry reads in the paper that his old Korean War buddy died in a plane crash. His widow tells Harry about him acting strangely before his fatal flight and Harry decides to find out what really happened.





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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
FAA Chief
Ellen Nevins (as Maggie Blye)
Hildy Brooks ...
Jean Elton
Karen Dorland
Senator John Elton
Hal Follet
Willie's Wife
Claire Brennen ...
Robert Riesel ...
Jake Muller
Gordon Marks
Ned Wilson ...
Ward Nevins


Ward Nevins is a pilot whom Harry knew when they served in Korea. He is flying Senator John Elton when their private plane suddenly falters and begins to fall. Nevins radios for help while Elton dons a parachute, but Nevins suddenly passes out and the plane crashes, killing Nevins and injuring Senator Elton. Harry attends the funeral and Nevin's widow Ellen tells him of strange behavior and phone calls by Ward before the fatal flight, and when they arrive at her house it has been ransacked. Harry flies to Fresno and learns that a valve on the plane jammed, but they can't explain why; he also learns the Senator's chute was defective. Harry later learns that Elton is a swing vote on a highway bill that may benefit Northwest Engineering, whose president Hal Follet hates Senator Elton. Harry then learns from Lt. Trench that fingerprints from Ellen's house belong to hit-man Rod Stoner. Another enemy of the Senator is union boss Jake Muller, who has employed Stoner in the past, and Harry ... Written by Michael Daly

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Action | Crime | Drama




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23 October 1975 (USA)  »

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Harry Orwell: [voiceover narration] Ward Nevins was a good pilot and a good friend. I'd known him in Korea, but like most things in life, you lose touch.
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