Written by Mr. Mouseburger 25th Mar 2006
Kindly submitted by Kooshmeister
Matheson is an FBI agent riding along on the treasury plane, which is carrying a small fortune in cash. He notices that something is amiss when he sees a second plane coming up alongside them. This turns out to be Eric Qualen's (q.v.) plane, and Richard Travers (q.v.), the treasury agent in charge, turns out to be a double agent in on the heist. He pulls a gun, shooting Matheson and fellow agents Hayes and Michaels.
Matheson is not dead yet though, and although he is mortally wounded, he still has a surprise to play on the robbers. He is revived when the pilot, who is also in on the robbery, steps on his hand while walking to the tail of the plane. Upon recovering, Matheson grabs a machine gun and lets the unprepared pilot have it, and then starts shooting at Qualen's plane, damaging it severely.
But time is running out for Matheson. As determined as he is to prevent the robbery, he meets his maker when a time bomb planted on the plane by Travers finally goes off. Matheson turns in time to see a massive fireball come rushing through the fuselage towards him, enveloping him completely.