Highway Patrol: Season 4, Episode 18

Copter Cave-In (Feb. 1959)

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The Highway Patrol helicopter is used to pursue an escaped convict and rescue a prospector trapped in a cave-in caused by the escapee.

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Episode cast overview:
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William Boyett ...
Alan Wells ...
Nolan Wilbur
Harry Fleer ...
Prospector
Diane Webber ...
Woman (as Dianne Webber)
Frank Warren ...
Officer Simpson
Art Gilmore ...
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Prison escapee Nolan Wilbur murders a gas station attendant and steals a woman's car in a bid for freedom. When the woman notifies the Highway Patrol, a series of roadblocks is immediately put in place and Dan Mathews orders the Patrol's helicopter to aid in the search. Wilbur abandons the car and spots a prospector who is attempting to re-open an inactive mine. He holds the man at gunpoint until he spots the helicopter, then recklessly (and loudly) forces him into the mine, causing a cave-in that seriously injures the prospector. Dan and Sergeant Williams and forced to enter the mine unarmed to aid the victim, but once outside they are able to position themselves for a final effort to bring down Wilbur and airlift the injured prospector to a hospital. Written by Sam Spear

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February 1959 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Matthews tells Williams this is the first time he's been shot at with his own gun. Matthews carries a snub nose (short barrel) revolver. The criminal used Williams' long barrel revolver to fire at Matthews. See more »

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Chief Dan Mathews: [speaking to Sgt. Williams] You know, this is the first time in my life I've ever been shot at with my own gun.
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