The Plutonium Wreck
|The Plutonium Wreck|
|Produced for:||Fantomen 15/2010|
|# of pgs:||32|
A cargo airplane is flying low across the Bengali jungle, its cargo are barrels with radioactive content. The airplane is commanded by Sala, who is in contact by radio with Rhodian officers who ask when she will arrive. Sala hate working for Rhodian scum but she has personal reasons to support Rhodia against Bengali. When an engine start to burn the airplane crashes in the Bengali jungle. Sala manage to parachute out over the jungle. The air traffic control at Morristown Airport spot the mysterious plane on radar. One of the operators alert his superior but is advised to keep silent about this.
One week later Sala is leading a group of Rhodian soldiers into Bengali to find the crashed plane. The Phantom is alerted by drums that Rhodian soldiers have gone across the border and decide to investigate. By following them he learn that they are searching for a crashed airplane and inside the cargo hold he discover the barrels.
The air traffic control operator visit the presidential palace to try to speak with president Singh. The president's national security advisor has the operator silenced.
The Rhodian commando group has found the plane and load the barrels into a cargo helicopter. The Phantom strike down the Rhodian radio operator and put on his uniform. Dressed in Rhodian uniform he manage to sneak onto the helicopter. He disarms Sala and start to shoot wildly with her pistol. The Rhodian commandos surrender immediately and supervised by the Bengali airforce the helicopter head for a Bengali airforce base. Sala flirts with the Phantom but he parachute across the jungle. Sala and the Rhodian commandos are arrested when the helicopter lands.
Back in the Skull Cave, Diana is surprised to learn that Sala has returned again. The Phantom believe that now that Sala has been arrested it will be a test to see if president Singh will let her have a fair trial or if she will allow Sala to disappear quietly.
- The 21st Phantom
- Diana Palmer-Walker
- Sala (as captain Salambo)
- Sandal Singh (mentioned only)
- Colonel Worubu
- Ervin, Rhodian pilot
- Rhodian general
- It is terror for the evil man to awake in darkness and see The Phantom
- "The Singh Brotherhood" by Lee Falk and Ray Moore
- "The Sky Band" by Lee Falk and Ray Moore
- "The Return of the Sky Band" by Lee Falk and Ray Moore
This story has been published in the following publications:
- "The Plutonium Wreck", The Phantom #1577 (2010)
- "Plutoniumhylky", Mustanaamio 15/2010
- "Plutoniumvraket", Fantomet 14-15/2010
- "Plutoniumvraket", Fantomen 15/2010