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Nang Tao Airport was the airport that [[Indiana Jones]], [[Willie Scott]], and [[Short Round]]
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used to escape from Shanghai. However, they did not know that the plane that they were going to board was [[Lao Che]]'s.
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|image= [[File:NangTaoAirport.jpg|250px]]
 
|located= [[Shanghai]], [[China]]
 
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'''Nang Tao Airport''' was an airport in [[Shanghai]]. Both [[Lao Che Air Freight]] and [[Pan American Airways]] used the airfield.
 
 
==History==
 
In [[1935]], [[Indiana Jones]], [[Willie Scott]], and [[Short Round]] fled to Nang Tao Airport following the brawl at [[Club Obi Wan]], catching a flight originally intended for Jones, Round, and [[Wu Han]]. As they were hurried to their plane by their contact, [[Art Weber]], they did not notice that the [[Ford Tri-Motor Airplane]] that they were boarding was owned by [[Lao Che]], through his [[Lao Che Air Freight]] company. As Jones gloated to the gangster, who had arrived too late to stop the plane, Lao Che had the last laugh as the plane's [[Chinese Pilot|pilot]] and [[Chinese Co-Pilot|co-pilot]] caught their boss' attention.
 
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
The scenes at the airport in ''[[Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom]]'' were filmed at a closed military base, Hamilton Air Force Base in Marin County, California. In the background, [[George Lucas]], [[Steven Spielberg]] and [[Kathleen Kennedy]] make cameo appearances handling luggage.
 
 
[[File:NangToaCrate.jpg|thumb|170px|The "Nang Toa" crate.]]
 
 
Nang Tao Airport is referenced on a crate in line at Disneyland's ''[[Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye]]'' ride though it is misspelled as ''Nang Toa''.
 
 
The Chinese name for the airport can be seen on the sign at the entrance. However, the transliteration is very loose, and would more accurately be written as Nan Po Airport.
 
 
Nang Tao Airport is a fictional name but it is re-used in the ''Doctor Who'' novel [[w:c:tardis:The Shadow of Weng-Chiang (novel)|''The Shadow of Weng-Chiang'']].<ref>[http://www.drwhoguide.com/who_ma25.htm ''The Shadow of Weng-Chiang'']</ref>
 
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom]]'' {{Fa}}
 
*''[[Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye]]'' {{Mo}}
 
 
==Sources==
 
*''[[From Star Wars To Indiana Jones - The Best of the Lucasfilm Archives]]''
 
*''[[Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Guide]]''
 
 
==Notes and references==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
[[Category:Airports]]
 

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