Hollywood gossip reporter, Verity Chandler is planning her next expose. Which is to reveal how famed mortician, Eric Prince built his empire. When she reveals to Prince her plans he kills her. He then places her in the casket of a man scheduled to be cremated. And cremates her. He then goes to her house and changes the story she was working on to make it seem someone else wanted to get her. When no one hears from her, the police are called in and Lt. Columbo is on the job. Eentually he learns that she went to a funeral at Prince's and talks to him. And he finds his behavior odd.
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Columbo states that the helicopter pilot has committed a crime by allowing a woman to empty an urn of ashes over the Hollywood sign. He also states that the pilot's license is in jeopardy for having done so. There are several errors here. First, while the city may have an ordinance about dumping ashes at the Hollywood sign, they have no jurisdiction to take action against the pilot's certificate, as that is a Federally issued license that they are legally prohibited from touching. Second, the Federal regulation 14 CFR 91.15, which concerns dropping objects from an aircraft, only requires that it must be done so that there is no hazard to persons or property on the ground, which clearly wasn't the case here, so the FAA would have no interest or involvement in the pilot regarding the ashes. See more
It's a funny business, isn't it, being a mortician?