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French title : Écrit dans le ciel
John Wayne (Dan Roman)
Claire Trevor (May Holst)
Laraine Day (Lydia Rice)
Robert Stack (John Sullivan)
Jan Sterling (Sally McKee)
Phil Harris (Ed Joseph)
A commercial airliner suffers a mechanical problem during a flight. The pilot loses his nerve leaving it to his washed up co-pilot to save the day and land the troubled flight safely.
Also partially visible in the first image are a Douglas DC-3 (tail) and a Curtiss C-46 (nose).
Registration N4665V, c/n 10538 built in 1945. This C-54 wears a livery of the fictional TOPAC-Trans Orient Pacific Airlines Company, which is based on the livery of Transocean Air Lines, who operated the aircraft at the time. Footage reused in The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
Tail used to simulate a crash site.
Built by Fairchild Aircraft or Raytheon or Convair depending the radio command guidance system used.
BuNo 82855, c/n 8746. Originally a B-17G-110-VE Flying Fortress with serial 44-85837, this aircraft was converted to a PB-1G and transferred to the US Coast Guard on 14 August 1946.