The documentary The Plane That Fell From The Sky was unique in that many of the passengers and crew participated in the filming. Having the actual people involved in the story participate in the recreation is rarely used. One recent film that used the technique to great effect was the documentary The Imposter.
Since that first documentary, Hoot has appeared in a number of other documentaries and news shows including Hard Copy. I recently discovered that Hoot had been involved in a short film for the FAA long before he gained notoriety for his involvement with TWA 841. He and his wife, Sandy, did an educational film for the FAA about MOAs – military operation areas.
The edited clip below is from that film. See if you can guess the time period the film was made?