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Re: Navigation errors and Sahara crash 1952
From: Ken Gebhart
Date: 2015 May 30, 23:32 -0500
I think a better movie script would be that the captain slowly suspects poor navigation performance (as a good captain would!), and half way through the flight goes back and takes over the navigation himself. He straightens everything out and brings the ship safely home a la John Wayne in High and Mighty.
On May 30, 2015, at 6:26 PM, John Brown wrote:
This accident of navigation that resulted in a ditching in the Sahara would make for a fantastic movie.
I wonder if the 1965 film and earlier novel 'Flight of the Phoenix' might have been partly inspired by this. Apparently it bombed at the box office but became something of a cult movie.
Not sure the details of the failed navigation would have much popular appeal outside of navlist. :-)
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