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The Twilight Zone: The Arrival

An airplane arrives totally empty of passengers and crew. The investigating officer determines that the plane is a collective figment of their imagination and takes extreme measures to prove so.

Episode Info
Episode number: 3x2
Production Number: 4814
Airdate: Friday September 22nd, 1961

Director: Boris Sagal
Writer: Rod Serling



Airport security guards have roped off a DC-3 airplane, Flight 107, inside of a hanger. FAA Inspector Grant Sheckly arrives to investigate it. Earlier, the DC-3 had landed but no one comes out. The airport crew search the airplane and find no crew, no passengers, and no luggage. Sheckly meets with the airport staff, led by Bengston, and holds a preliminary meeting. Everyone confirms the story and the dispatcher from Buffalo, where the DC-3 departed, has a form confirming that the pilot and co-pilot filed a flight plan. Steckly thinks their names sound vaguely familiar. He meets with Paul Malloy, the airport's PR representative, and insists that he's solved every mystery in his 22-year career. Everyone insists the airplane couldn't have landed on its own...

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