Federal aviation investigator Grant Sheckly must deal with a mystery when a plane lands at an airport without pilots, passengers or luggage.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Grant Sheckly
Fredd Wayne ...
Paul Malloy
Noah Keen ...
Airline Executive Bengston (as Noah Keene)
Robert Karnes ...
George Cousins
Jim Boles ...


A commercial airliner makes a normal landing at an airport and taxis to its normal stop. The only problem is that when the doors are opened, there are no passengers and no pilots. An experienced FAA investigator, Grant Sheckly. is assigned to the case. Sheckly has a good reputation and good track record at solving crashes but this case is a difficult one explain. It all begins to get clearer when he realizes that not everyone is seeing exactly the same thing. For some the seats are blue, others see brown and others see red. They all see different registration numbers on the aircraft. Sheckly can only come to one conclusion: what they are seeing is an illusion. Written by garykmcd

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22 September 1961 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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A tragic irony connected with this episode: at one point Sheckley deliberately walks toward a moving propeller blade. The episode's director, Boris Sagal, would be killed in 1981 when he accidentally walked into a helicopter's moving blades. See more »


[opening narration]
Narrator: This object, should any of you have lived underground for the better parts of your lives and never had occasion to look toward the sky, is an airplane. Its official designation: a DC-3. We offer this rather obvious comment because this particular airplane, the one you're looking at, is a freak. Now, most airplanes take off and land as per scheduled. On rare occasions, they crash. But all airplanes can be counted on doing one or the other. Now, yesterday morning this ...
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Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Twilight Zone #9 (2011) See more »

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Where Is Everyone?
27 October 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Harold J. Stone portrays FAA investigator Grant Sheckly, who is called in on a most mysterious and perplexing case: a passenger airliner has seemingly landed without incident at an airport, but in reality, all the passengers and crew are missing, making it a ghost plane like the fabled Mary Celeste. Grant(who had one unsolved case on his resume) struggles to come to a logical explanation, along with the other airline personnel, until he hits upon a most fantastic possibility that he will risk all to prove... Uneven episode starts out most promisingly, but final outcome may be a big letdown to some, though this still remains an engrossing outing.

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