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When Indiana Jones climbed onto the plane in an attempt to sneak up on the pilot, the mechanic noticed, called out to the archaeologist in German and proceeded to fight him. Unlike his much larger counterpart, the second mechanic was no match for Jones and had to resort to using his wrench in an attempt to stop him. Despite this, Jones knocked the wrench tip off with the Flying Wing' s propeller and slammed the man into the side of the plane where he lay unconscious until gasoline spilling from a ruptured truck woke him up.
Realizing that something of the explosive variety was about to occur, the mechanic got to his feet and fled shortly before the plane blew up.
Behind the scenes Edit
Despite Pat Roach's character being credited as "1st Mechanic," Roach's character is actually the second of the two mechanics to appear onscreen. This mechanic appears onscreen first.
In Raiders of the Lost Ark (comic), Indy knocks out this mechanic in one punch, unlike in the film where the mechanic puts up more of a fight before being defeated.
The mechanic was played by an uncredited Glenn Randall, Jr.
In LEGO Indiana Jones, this mechanic is never seen.
In the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! at Disney World, this German mechanic is absent from the plane fight scene. The first German Mechanic is thus the one who works on the plane, and is therefore also the first to spot Indy.