(While inspecting the plane wreckage)
Roland Pangborn: You know something, Lieutenant? I could use a man like you on my team. It's really nothing but detective work.
Columbo: Oh no, thank you very much. You fellas, you have to fly.
Pangborn: Sure. We're all pilots.
Columbo: Oh no, not for me, thank you very much. I wouldn't qualify for that.
Pangborn: Why? We'd teach you.
Columbo: I appreciate it, sir. But, uh, my ears pop in an elevator. As a matter of fact, I don't even like being this tall.