Bermuda Triangle: fact or myth?
By Jonathan Teo
Myth or Fact?
The bermuda triangle (also known as devil's triangle) is reputedly an area in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean. The triangle doesn't exist according to the US Navy. However, a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared in the triangle under unknown circumstances. So what do you think? Let us see some examples.
Flight 19 was a training flight of five TBM advenger torpedo bombers that disappeared on December 5, 1945, while over the Atlantic. The squadron's flight plan was scheduled to take them due east from Fort Laundale for 141 miles, north for 73 miles, and then back over a final 140-mile leg to complete the exercise. The flight never returned to base. The disappearance is attributed by Navy investigators to navigational error leading to the aircraft running out of fuel. Was it a coincidence? One of the search and rescue aircraft deployed to look for them, a PBM Mariner with a 13-man crew, also disappeared. it was too much of a coincidence.
Bermuda Triangle: what happened to Flight 19? - BBC
Star Tiger and Star Ariel
Star Tiger disappeared on January 30, 1948 on a flight from the Azores to Bermuda; Star Ariel disappeared on January 17, 1949, on a flight from Bermuda to Jamiaca. Both were Avro Tudor 4 passenger aircraft operated by the British airways. Both planes were operating at the very limits of their range and the slightest error or fault in the equipment could keep them from reaching the small island. One plane was not heard from long before it would have entered the Triangle. You must be surprised. let us see more examples.
Another airliner, a Douglas DC-3 vanished on a flight from Puerto Rico to Florida in December 1948. The pilot radioed: "We are approaching the field only 80 kilometers to the south..." But when Miami replied a few minutes later there was no reply. Not another word was heard. Weird, isn't it?
National Geographic - The truth behind the Bermuda triangle