Tommy Brown is a gospel singer with a domineering wife who is blackmailing him into giving concerts, the proceeds of which are being placed into a fund for the building of a Tabernacle.
Eventually, Tommy decides to rid himself of his wife. An accomplished pilot he arranges an accident in which his wife is killed. He is able to parachute to safety.
Columbo is suspicious, as usual, and must use all of his ingenuity to solve this near-perfect crime.