I am trying to find a movie, but have no idea of name, or even if out on dvd. It is about a crashed plane in the desert, and the crew are all ghosts, a recovery crew arrives and some of the bodies are recovered, but some of the (dead) ghost crew remain... I think it fom late 60s/ early 70s, If any ideas please email... I think Alan Arkin in it(or alan arkin type)
I think the film you are thinking of is an American Made For TV Movie from the early seventies called Sole Survivor. It has William Shatner in it, and you can read more about it on the IMDB Website. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be available on DVD, but plenty of other people have fond memories of it. I must have been about 10 or 11 years of age when I saw it, and I remember thinking as it started that this was going to be just another war film, and then being completely taken by surprise by the direction it went in. The ending I remember as being really sad. I haven't seen this film since, but I have never forgotten it. That seems to be the case with a lot of people, yourself included!