The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 2, Episode 3

Pilot Error (22 Sep. 1974)

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Senator Ed Hill is facing charges after crashing an airplane he was piloting. Colonel Steve Austin is asked to look into the case. Oscar Goldman reminds him that the Senator was directly ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Senator Hill
Alfred Ryder ...
Joe Lannon
Susanne Zenor ...
Airman Jill Denby (as Suzanne Zenor)
Greg Hill
Chet Douglas ...
Hank Stohl ...
A.F. Maj. Phillips
Dennis McCarthy ...
A.F. Doctor
Hank Brandt ...
Master Sgt. Cole


Senator Ed Hill is facing charges after crashing an airplane he was piloting. Colonel Steve Austin is asked to look into the case. Oscar Goldman reminds him that the Senator was directly responsible for the funding of Austin's bionics. On the way back Steve shares a small private plane with the Senator, his son and his chief aide, when they are caught in bad weather and Hill's reflexes once again falter. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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22 September 1974 (USA)  »

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After crash-landing, Senator Hill states that the plane's transmitter is not working, yet after they take off again, he tries to use the mike. See more »


Senator Hill: [a blinded Steve Austin has just straightened out a bent propeller with his bare hands] How's that, Senator, is it straight?
Senator Hill: How did you do that?
Col. Steve Austin: Well Senator, two years ago you got Oscar Goldman six million dollars for a secret project. I was that project.
Senator Hill: But the strength in your arm...
Col. Steve Austin: They gave me some expensive new parts. It comes in handy sometimes, for... well, like, repaying Oscar's old debts.
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26 May 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Steve Austin(Lee Majors) is assisting in a simulated recreation of a plane crash involving a powerful Senator(played by Pat Hingle) who may have made a pilot error that killed his co-pilot. Steve is pressured by Oscar Goldman(Richard Anderson) to give the Senator a break at the inquiry, as it was he who got the six million dollars in funding that gave him his bionics. Fate takes a hand as they, along with the Senator's son and aide, are flying back home when the plane is caught up in bad weather, making an emergency landing that tests all four of them in unexpected but pivotal ways if they are to survive this ordeal... Good episode works as a character study in both senses of the word.

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