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Spencer's Pilots: The Explosives

Willie Hunt, a destitute pilot suffering from blackouts, defies his doctor's orders and volunteers to help Spence (Gene Evans) transport a shipment of high explosives. Befriending this old pilot who is suffering a serious ailment puts Cass in a precarious position when the older man has a blackout while flying the deadly shipment.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x10
Production Number: 58951
Airdate: Friday November 19th, 1976

Director: Gordon Hessler
Writer: Martin Roth

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Guest Stars
Alan Bergmann
As Dr. Hanley
Bob Basso
As Benson
David Huddleston
As Willie Hunt
John Evans
As Marty
John Randolph
As Dick Patterson
Katherine Helmond
As Elly Hunt
Main Cast
Christopher Stone (1)
As Cass Garrett
Todd Susman
As Stan Lewis
Gene Evans
As Spencer Parish
Margaret Impert
As Linda Dann
Britt Leach
As Mickey Wiggins


Befriending an old-time pilot, who is flying with a serious ailment against doctor's orders, puts Cass in a precarious situation when the older man, Willie Hunt, suffers a mid-air blackout while transporting a deadly explosive. Though Cass and Stan discover Hunt's deadly secret and see that he's grounded, the old man is so desperate to earn a bonus from Spencer Aviation to pay for needed surgery that he defies doctor's orders and flies the volatile cargo. Cass and Stan then face the almost insoluble problem of how to rescue Willie after he blacks out with the airplane on automatic pilot...

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