Red Skies of Montana
Richard Widmark (Cliff Mason)
Constance Smith (Peg Mason)
Jeffrey Hunter (Edward "Ed" J. Miller)
Richard Boone (Richard "Dick" Dryer)
Drama dealing with the hazardous work of the U. S. Forest Service's paratroop fire-fighters in Montana.
Registration NC8419, c/n 5-AT-58 built in 1929. This aircraft would later crash on 4 August 1959 at Moose Creek Airstrip in Idaho, killing three of five occupants. Parts recovered from the wreckage would subsequently be used, along with two other Trimotors, in the restoration of a composite airframe carrying the NC8419 registration that is now on static display at Air Zoo in Michigan.
Same aircraft in other works at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Civil Fixed-Wing).
Registration NC177B, c/n 31 built in 1948. Later converted to a 47D-1 and reregistered N177B. Written off on 12 May 1972 in Accord, Massachusetts following an engine failure. No fatalities.
In the background.
Another unidentified aircraft, maybe a red Stinson 105 / Voyager?
Beechcraft AT-11 on the left, Bell 47B-3 hovering in the middle. Ford Trimotor to the right of the AT-11, unusually equipped with an central engine cowling and with the props horizontal on the left and right engines.
Based on the livery with three black stripes, maybe registration N9642, c/n 4-AT-058 of Johnson Flying Service (compare here).
Registration N2362V, c/n 14598. Registration cancelled on 16 September 1975.
Another one in the foreground as N2362V takes off.
One in the foreground as N2362V takes off.