Two photos were sent to the German newspaper BILD on December 11th by a tourist, showing scenes with a plane being filmed at the Rettenbach glacier in Soelden. “On the first day, a plane was always circling above our heads. I wondered at first but I knew that filming was scheduled here. I am a big Bond Fan, so this was a nice holiday surprise”, says the tourist.
He continues: “On the second day they filmed at the Tiefenbach glacier. A dummy plane was positioned there. Three men exited the plane and the scene had to be done several times. Sadly, I could not make out if Bond was among them.”The filmteam on site came with 12 vehicles, one ski slope and an alpine road leading to the glacier were closed for filming. “There was a lot of Security and you could hardly take photos as everything was sealed off.”
There is no indication of what the scene is about, but the twin-engine propeller aircraft, now painted with arctic camouflage, had been photographed before when it was still on a truck in Obertilliach. It is likely, that establishing shots have been filmed.