Synopsis by Hal Erickson
While flying over the Italian countryside, NATO pilots Dirk Benedict and Ted McGinley fall victim to a mysterious flash of blue light. McGinley is killed, apparently due to Benedict's carelessness. But while working in concert with UFO investigator Patsy Kensit, Benedict comes to the conclusion that the accident was caused by extraterrestrial powers. The source of the blinding light seems to be a treacherous mountain range. The authorities eventually clear Benedict's name, but their official conclusion is that the light flash was caused by a freak mountain lightning storm. We'll hazard a guess that the government is wrong. Up until its last reel, Blue Tornado is standard sci-fi stuff; then we venture perilously into religious mysticism....and that's all we're going to tell you at this point.
barnstorming, air-disaster, alien [not human], investigation, investigator, UFO (Unidentified Flying Object)