The Bermuda Triangle is a area within the north Atlantic Ocean the place ships, planes and individuals are alleged to have mysteriously vanished. One of many mysteries related to the Bermuda Triangle is that of Flight 19, which vanished off the coast of Florida simply months after the top of World Conflict 2. Flight 19 consisted of 5 US TBM Avenger Torpedo bombers. On December 5, 1945, the squadron set off from Fort Lauderdale and performed bombing runs at an space referred to as Hens and Chickens Shoals.
Nevertheless, because the planes turned north to return to base, the flight’s chief, Lieutenant Charles Taylor encountered navigational issues and the planes flew off beam.
The plane have been believed to have entered the Bermuda Triangle – the realm of ocean stretching from Florida to Bermuda and Puerto Rico.
All 14 males aboard the planes, and one other 13 males despatched out to search for them on two rescue flights, have been by no means seen once more.
Efforts to search out Flight 19 have been stepped up final 12 months as a brand new workforce of specialists was assembled to seek out the lacking planes.
Their search was filmed for Episode 1 of the brand new season of the Historical past Channel US documentary, ‘Historical past’s Best Mysteries’.
Narrated by Laurence Fishburne, the programme sees researchers chase new leads in a bid to uncover Flight 19’s secrets and techniques.
Marine biologist and lead underwater explorer Mike Barnette enlisted the assistance of a Florida fisherman as he explored a possible aircraft wreck for the present.
Nevertheless, when divers explored the location they realised it was not a aircraft however a large shipwreck.
Laurence launched the uncovered ship as a “sensational” discover and a “main discovery” for the workforce.
Mr Barnette stated: “We discovered a wreck that was about 200 ft lengthy, a couple of 24 and a half foot beam.
Mr Barnette assesses the proof after which matches the eerie discovery to a well-known cargo vessel that went lacking within the Bermuda Triangle 71 years in the past.
The Sandra vanished after it left Savannah, Georgia, for Venezuela in April 1950 and was by no means seen once more.
The 185-foot Costa Rican ship and its 12-man crew have been believed to have been swallowed by the Bermuda Triangle.
Some 300 tonnes of the insecticide DDT have been onboard the cargo ship earlier than it disappeared.
Mr Barnette stated: “After we really analysed the cargo we came upon it was kaolin clay, which is used as an insecticide or pesticide, in addition to traces of DDT.
“We all know that when the Sandra left Savannah, Georgia headed south alongside the north Florida coast, it could have handed proper over the place we have been diving, the place this thriller wreck is.
“And all the size, all of the equipment match precisely what the Sandra was.
“You set all this proof all collectively, cumulatively it was overwhelming that the thriller wreck was certainly the Sandra.”
The investigator noticed the lighter aspect of the invention of the shipwreck, which didn’t carry the workforce any nearer to discovering Flight 19.
He added: “Serendipity proper, we’re looking for data on one other Bermuda Triangle thriller and but we stumble into one other one.
“It simply exhibits you that’s what occurs while you exit exploring out right here, you simply by no means know what you’re going to run into.”
Historical past’s Best Mysteries is offered on the Historical past Channel US.