Skip to comments.Mapping Every "Vanished" Plane Since 1948
Posted on 03/20/2014 7:09:01 PM PDT by Kartographer
Some 83 aircraft have been declared missing since 1948
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In that context the Bermuda triangle doesn’t appear to vacuum up planes at any great rate.
All this time I thought this guy was pretty useless. He was probably the most critical one on the island.
But this one is different, because Islam.
But how many had The Muslim Brotherhood behind its disappearance?
WTH is CNN and their sister, MSNBC going to talk about?
Nah, I think not.
Excellent use of the modern “because”.
I are fluent in Twittese.
I’m hella impressed.
Just disappeared. No radio call. No sign of distress. Just flew out and never reached us.
I distinctly remember being on the flight deck, and word was going around that there was a plane overdue, and then...nothing. Just never came. We never heard a word about it. I don't remember where the ship was, but I did recall someone saying it disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle flying out to us. It was a windswept, gray day, a few rays of sunlight breaking through the thick clouds here and there, but mostly cold and gray. Funny how that just stuck with me all these years.
Lot vanished during Vietnam.
It looks kinda like a morse code!
Looks like lots of planes lost in tropical seas. If they had included small planes lost the map would be pretty well covered.
Years ago I saw a list of all the aircraft and planes that supposedly had disappeared in THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE!
A quick check of the last locations showed only three of the planes or ships disappeared in the BT. The rest disappeared OUTSIDE of the triangle.
I was stationed at Dover AFB in the early sixties and we lost a C-133A number 62002. All hands lost. That was the aircraft that I was assigned. Lost 3 friends. It was headed to Lajas in the Canary Islands. It was reported lost in the Bermuda triangle. But I believe the Bermuda triangle is BS. Still haunts me. My best friend departed the acft. after returning from Turkey. The man who took his place perished. My best friend is gone now. Died in the nineties at age 50.
North Atlantic too.
Yeah, I’ve read repeatedly that the number of airplanes that “disappear” in the Triangle is really no different than anywhere else on the planet.
It’s make for some good shows on History/Discovery/Science/etc. though.
Small planes disappear everywhere. It took a year to find where Steve Fossett went down right here in the states.
That is because ... it doesn't.
Read this this book when I was in high school. A reference librarian put together all of the cases, looked at how many were actually mysterious, and compared the so-called Bermuda Triangle to other areas in the world with similar traffic and weather. The result: The Bermuda Triangle is no more dangerous or mysterious than any other patch of ocean with the same characteristics.
Worth a read.
I am also frequently forced to communicate with twits myself.
>>On January 31, 1956, a Mitchell B-25 bomber, on a flight from Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada to Olmstead Air Force Base in Harrisburg, crashed in the Monongahela River (locally known as the “Mon”), just outside of Pittsburgh. The crew of 6 survived the crash, but two were later claimed by the icy waters of the Mon river.
What happened over the next two weeks fueled one of Pittsburgh’s greatest unsolved mysteries What became of the B-25 bomber?
In the two weeks following the crash, a search for the plane was conducted, but no trace of the B-25 was ever found. Theories about the plane’s disappearance are plentiful, and are still discussed throughout Pittsburgh.
Some think the plane was carrying a secret cargo of nuclear weapons, nerve gas, Mafia money, or even Howard Hughes. Eyewitness accounts sporadically surface. The story I remember being told as a child was “Hundreds of soldiers descended to the crash site and closed the river. They guarded the banks of the river while barges came in and pulled the bomber to the surface. The plane was then offloaded to railroad cars, where it was taken to one of the local steel mills and melted down”. Variations on these stories include the plane being chopped up on shore and trucked away, threats to eyewitnesses on shore, even the story of a mysterious ‘7th man’ that was pulled from the river.
If it's missing the Ben Charles Padilla 727-223 (Tail # N844AA) flight out of Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport in Angola on May 25, 2003...
...then what else did Bloomberg overlook?
(also lost on that flight was John Mikel Mutantu)
Lots of small planes and boats disappear in the great lakes.
...then what else did Bloomberg overlook?
The map is restricted to "planes capable of carrying 14 or more passengers". It doesn't appear any air cargo flights were included.
The Angolan 727 had been re-fitted as a cargo plane, to haul diesel fuel.
That was because of a black hole on Michigan Avenue. Somebody on CNN created the connection last night. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeWeheK9uEA
Pardon, but it clearly states
The list includes planes capable of carrying more than 14 passengers and where no trace bodies or debris has ever been found.I stand by my assertion about Bloomberg's lousy attention to detail.
And I repeat 'worthless': There are only 5 flights named with any information about the flight at all besides date lost, souls lost and flight origin/destination...horribly lazy on Bloomberg's part. Pathetic is more apt.
Wasn't there some major issue going on with the A-6's about that time that went on several months? I know we lost several of them close into the ship usually on take off. I can't remember what it was doing it though I just remember there was a problem.
Israel, are you listening?
Israel said that this disappearance had Iran's fingerprints all over it. And they said they are taking measures now to prevent such a plane from getting through to them.
I had an old pilot tell me that all the pre jet plane disappearances are most likely a combination of aviation gasoline vapors and lightning.
Best comment in a long time... Well spoken.
Wasn’t there another C133 that disappeared on the same route back then?
I have seen the one at the Pima Air Museum, looks like a 130 on steroids.
Maybe, I don’t know. I worked on Corsairs, so I wasn’t that tuned in. We did lose another A-6 about a year before that.
The Intruder busted its hook off when it caught the wire during darkened ship exercises, and slowed down too much and the crew ejected.
I watched that plane lumber by me less than 50 feet away (I was on the bow) climb slowly out in front of the ship, its shape silhouetted against the stars, then slowly fall tail first, twisting and inverting to disappear in a circle of white foam a few hundred yards in front of the ship. I watched in horror saying over and over to myself Those guys better eject...come on...get out...eject...EJECT! and they never did.
I was dumbstruck, then the white lights on the ship came on as the air boss said over the 1MC Plane in the water! When I looked back, I saw two chutes come down, one went into the water just off the port quarter, and the other landed on the side of a E-2 Hawkeye on the deck. In all the noise of the plane hitting the deck and the throttles being pushed to full military, I never heard the bang of the seats.
It was one of the most startling and amazing things I have ever seen in my life. I was all by myself up on the bow...there was nobody else up there and I had a ringside seat to that plane’s final moments. I felt like I was the only witness to that, even though I am sure everyone up in the island saw it better than me. I immediately ran all the way back to my line shack and burst in all googly-eyed, exclaiming to everyone “You won’t believe what I just saw!”
Funny thing is, for years, it somehow got stuck in my head that it was an F14 I saw go down. It was only in the last few years that did a search to find out specifically what date it happened on, and was chagrined to find it was an A-6, not an F-14. It was odd to have my mind play that trick on me.
Great info- thanks for posting.
If the 'Triangle' truly represented any greater risk, there would be an additional surcharge for any operating in that area. Of course, there is not.
We had two Flight deck crashes I remember. The first was a Tomcat that during night ops came in low and the landing gear popped the round down. The pilot hit starboard burner to steer it off the angle and jettisoned out. The made it out OK. A bunch of VIP's were on the Bridge SECNAV, CNO, etc. The second was a S-3 again at night that came in high and caught number 4 wire It went over the side and dangled. The crew attempted jettison and they shot out one into the hull of the ship the other across the surface of the water. We also lost an ABH during a re-spot on the hanger deck. They were moving the plane and one of the guys carrying the chalks got ran over.
It seemed like every time we deployed we lost a few persons to accidents and one to natural causes. As morbid as it may sound they were taken to the aft walk in coolers on the fourth deck. We had to post a watch on the cooler gauges until the deceased was flown off.
What really surprised me was in Gulf War 2 carriers were deploying to the IO without any loss of life. Back in the mid to late 70's you knew there was going to be some losses especially in the month of ops off GITMO and usually some on the MED or WESTPAC.
Yeah. We lost a guy or two here and there. We had one guy who got sucked into a Tomcat, didn’t die but was a quad for life. We had another guy who jumped overboard while transiting the Straits of Messina. And so on.
I loved A-6 Intruders. They just seemed like a badass plane. And were they ever loud! I remember the first time I got to stand in the catwalk along the waist cat when they shot one off...I watched an A7 go off, nobody ducked. Then a Tomcat went off, nobody ducked. So when they shot the A6 off, I didn’t duck.
But everyone else did.
Heh, turned my flight deck helmet sideways on my head so my nose was in one ear protector!
Good point. Now does anyone know where David Copperfield was when the plane disappered??
You are correct. 1611 went down about a year earlier in the same area. If I recall correctly, some debris was collected. Maybe a landing gear strut with wheels and tires attached and other parts. The cause is a mystery also.
Aircraft 2002 totally disapeared with never a trace or communication, as far as I know. I can still recall the drone of the turboprops during climb power. I still look up when I hear turboprops climbing.
Aviation-safety.net says that they found a liferaft and the nosegear the day after 1611 crashed.
Found that when trying to find out what SHAD means.
That’s sound correct. No debris for acft 2002.
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