A cryptic clue says planes’may have made it to land,’ signaling a breakthrough in the Bermuda Triangle.
BERMUDA According to TRIANGLE investigators, jets from an infamous lost US Navy bombing operation may have “made it back to land.”
Over the previous 200 years, the Bermuda Triangle has been blamed for dozens of inexplicable disappearances. Its enigmatic seas stretch from Florida through Bermuda and down to the Greater Antilles’ border. Around 50 ships and 20 planes are claimed to have vanished in the area, with no wreckage found in many cases.
Flight 19 – a US navy bombing mission lost in the Triangle on December 5, 1945 – is one such disappearance.
On a regular training flight, a squadron of five US Navy TBM Avenger torpedo bombers took off from Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale.
The planes and its 14-man crew, however, were lost at sea due to poor weather, and they never returned home.
A Martin Mariner rescue plane carrying another 13 crew was also lost at sea while searching for Flight 19.
At the time, search efforts for the plane were futile, and the mystery remained unexplained.
A fresh group of experts and investigators, on the other hand, has set out to figure out what happened to Flight 19.
Their efforts have been documented in a new season of the History Channel’s ‘History’s Greatest Mysteries’ in the United States.
Laurence Fishburne, an American actor and director, hosts and executive produces the show.
The first episode of the show investigates the likelihood that at least one of the Flight 19 planes made it back to base.
As they investigated this notion, historians David O’Keefe and Wayne Abbott attempted to piece together archive data with new evidence.
“There is one possibility that the planes that night genuinely decided to split up and go their separate ways,” Mr O’Keefe added.
“If that’s the case, it’s possible that some of them made it back to land.”
Some of the last contact heard between crew members onboard Flight 19 revealed a disagreement regarding their position, according to Mr Fishburne.
“The assumption that at least one jet returned to land is based on cryptic evidence of possible dissension on Flight 19,” he explained.
“Brinkwire Summary News” reports that “intercepted radio transmissions show that one of the student pilots, presumably Marine Captain Ed Powers, argued with instructor Charles Taylor that the airplane was lost.”