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The Hood plants a bomb aboard the Fireflash. Can International Rescue bring the airliner down without using its landing gear?
30 September 1965 (UK)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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Virgil remote-controls two elevator cars while driving a third to cushion the crash-landing of the Fireflash aircraft. On the craft's initial landing one of the elevator cars suddenly breaks free and slams into a row of parked planes, destroying them. This scene came about because during filming one of the model cars indeed broke free and slid off the miniature runway. The special effects crew and Gerry Anderson
both agreed that this "gaffe" would work in the context of the story, so Anderson wrote this setback to International Rescue into the plot. See more
In several shots from beneath Thunderbird 1, seen while the Hood takes photographs of the aircraft, the vehicle's markings show the "T" of Thunderbird painted on the red nose cone. All other shots of the craft show the nose cone free of markings. See more
[International Rescue has succeeded in saving the Fireflash aircraft via emergency elevator cars, but one driven by Virgil has crashed off the runway and is upside down
Are you okay, Virgil?
[Virgil is trying to crawl right side up within his elevator car
Okay, Scott. Made good timing.
Great, Virgil! Just great.