Re engineering history: Flight of the Phoenix, what can we learn from a movie crash?

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On the 15t hof December 1965 the motion picture “Flight of the Phoenix” was released in the United States of America theatres. In the closing movie credits the following text is shown:It should be remembered. . . that Paul Mantz, a fine man and a brilliant flyer gave his life in the making of this film. Who was Paul Mantz? What happened? And what can we learn from a movie crash? This paper will examine the Tallmantz Phoenix P-1 accident which was captured on film for the motion picture “Flight of the Phoenix”. This paper will study the “Flight of the Phoenix“ story, the people involved and the special purpose aircraft build. Literature will be reviewed and analyses will be done to gain new insights to the crash of the Tallmantz Phoenix which occurred on July 8th1965
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-62410-631-6
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventAIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum - virtual event
Duration: 3 Jan 20227 Jan 2022

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NameAIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022


ConferenceAIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum

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