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SURVIVING DISASTER
THE MUNICH AIR CRASH, BBC1

This was the first model sequence shot at our new home at Ealing Studios.  The shoot of the crash took place over four days on stage 3B.

A fifty foot cyclorama was hung in a corner of the stage and an extensive snow landscape laid out to form a backing to the runway miniature. Blizzard conditions were created with a combination of foam snow blowers and smoke, the plane propelled by means of a wire connected to the front wheel through a slot in the runway.

Once shots of the plane's aborted take off attempts were completed, the model was sawn into two pieces for the climactic crash sequence.

   

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