OB1 taking off in Tibet

OB1 was the callsign of a medium-sized two engine Douglas DC-3 cargo plane flown by Jock Lindsey.

History[edit | edit source]

In the summer of 1936, OB1 was piloted by Lindsey to take Indiana Jones and Marcus Brody to Tibet while they looked for Francis Beresford-Hope. Lindsey relaxed in the plane while Jones and Brody found Beresford-Hope's Cave, and met with Alex Beresford-Hope. As the three escaped from some bandits, Lindsey heard Jones yelling, and started the plane. As the plane circled along the valley floor, it bumped over a rough rock, which caused gave a jolt to Brody, Jones, Beresford-Hope and a Tibetan Bandit who had just gotten aboard. The engines died abruptly, and the plane fell off of a cliff. Lindsey was able to restart the engines, and pulled the plane out of a dive and to safety. Flying off, the bandit was forced out with a parachute, and the plane flew to Shanghai, where Jones, Brody and Beresford-Hope left.

In September 1943, Lindsey and his pet snake Reggie took the OB1 to the River Nile for a fishing expedition.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The plane's callsign OB1 is a reference to Lindsey's other plane, OB-CPO, and a reference to the Star Wars character, Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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