When Indiana Jones climbed onto the Flying Wing 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 one of the Flying Wing's propellers 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, getting safe.
Behind the scenes Edit
The Second German Mechanic was portrayed uncredited by stuntman Glenn Randall, Jr. in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Despite Pat Roach's German Mechanic being credited as "1st Mechanic," Roach's mechanic is actually the second of the two mechanics to appear onscreen. This mechanic appears onscreen first.
In the film's comic book adaptation, Indy knocks out this mechanic in one punch, unlike in the film where the mechanic puts up more of a fight before being defeated. After that, his companion accidentally shoots the Flying Wing's fuel tank, which causes the Flying Wing's explosion, killing him and his partner in the process.
In the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! at Disney World, the Second German Mechanic is absent from the plane fight scene. The first mechanic is thus the one who works on the plane, and is therefore also the first to spot Indy. The character is also missing from LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures and, with the entire Flying Wing sequence omitted, its sequel.