This documentary examines the circumstances surrounding the crash of the airplane the 'Southern Cross Minor' that went down in the Sahara Desert. The film also surveys the recovery of the plane and the discovery of the skeleton of the pilot, Captain William Lancaster. Written by
Did You Know?
This film won the Television Society of Australia's 1976 Penguin Award for 'Best Documentary of the Year' in the open section. The film also won the Shell Prize of $2000 [Australian] in the limited section. John Stainton
was also awarded a Certificate of Special Recognition for excellence in sound production. See more