What does a short-lived drama that ran from 1969-1970 have to do with ABC’s wildly popular Charlie’s Angels? Not much. For the past few years The New People‘s Internet Movie Database trivia page has included the following entry:
The footage of the plane crash was later used in an episode of “Charlie’s Angels” (1976) entitled “The Mexican Connection”.
“The Mexican Connection” was the second episode of the first season of Charlie’s Angels and originally aired on Wednesday, September 29th, 1976. Currently the first three seasons of the series can be viewed for free (in the United States) at Hulu.com and that includes “The Mexican Connection.” Here is the footage in question. It might take a minute or two to load.
Unfortunately, I don’t believe people outside the United States will be able to watch the above clip. But it is from The New People. Both shows were produced by Aaron Spelling so the reuse is easily explained away.