Con Air Plane

1628 CLUI photoA large flightless aircraft usually parked on the flightline, and labeled as being part of the US Marshall's Service, was one of two nearly identical prop airplanes brought to Wendover in 1996 for the shooting of the Disney film Con Air. Unlike its sister plane, which was able to fly back to Southern California, this plane was brought in pieces, and assembled on a bus chassis for the taxiing shots in the film. Tragically, during filming, this plane collapsed and killed a crew member. As an accident involving an aircraft, even one that doesn't fly, the NTSB investigated the accident, and the plane stayed long after filming was complete. It is used in fire crew training exercises, and periodically houses a theater showing excerpts of films shot in Wendover, a movie location theater on location in a prop plane prop.

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