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Bermuda Triangle plane mystery 'solved'

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by darubio, 14 Sep 2009.

  1. darubio


    Joined: 9 Feb 2009

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    Location: Wirral

    Two of the so-called Bermuda Triangle's most mysterious disappearances in the late 1940s may have been solved.

    Scores of ships and planes are said to have vanished without trace over the decades in a vast triangular area of ocean with imaginary points in Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico.

    But a new examination for a BBC series provides plausible explanations for the disappearance of two British commercial planes in the area, with the loss of 51 passengers and crew.

    One plane probably suffered from catastrophic technical failure as a result of poor design, while the other is likely to have run out of fuel.
    Sixty years ago, commercial flights from London to Bermuda were new and perilous. It would require a refuelling stop on the Azores before the 2,000-mile flight to Bermuda, which at that time was the longest non-stop commercial overseas flight in the world.

    The planes would have been operating at the limit of their range. Today planes arriving at the tiny Atlantic island have sufficient reserve fuel to divert to the US East Coast 700 miles away, in case of emergency.
    And the planes of the post-war era were far less reliable than today's airliners.

    British South American Airways (BSAA), which operated the route, had a grim safety record. In three years it had had 11 serious accidents and lost five planes with 73 passengers and 22 crew members killed.

    continue http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8248334.stm
  2. Lysander


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    What, and no-one thought of this in sixty years?
  3. Red and White


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    freak mile high waves.

  4. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

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    "unexplainable mystery" sounds better than "our plane was ****, but the rest wont fail trust us" :p
  5. misterPK


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    Location: Probably in a river somewhere

    That's a work of marketing genius!

  6. Artest


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    Disappointed it's not aliens. :(
  7. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

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    Don't be such a loon.

    It was clearly undersea bubbles of methane gas rising and causing massive turbulence.
  8. knowledge123


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    Location: Seattle area, USA

    imho :D

    OT: I don't know why it took them so long to find this out, but it's all well and good, I guess :p
    BSAA's safety record sounds atrocious.
  9. Sash


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    Personally I think there is a Bioshock city in the bermuda triangle and the game is based on actual events.
  10. Prophet


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    The product of gigantic sea turtles I tell thee!!!!
  11. Wossi


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    It was actually a Megalodon, I thought everybody knew this? It would jump out the water and eat the planes/ships.
  12. Sankari


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    "Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus"?!

    :eek: :confused:
  13. Glaucus

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    The cgi is rubbish, many parts are cringe worthy and the other parts are cheesy. Yet I still found it sort of enjoyable.

    If you have ever watched the low budget films on sci-fi channel about the world ending. Be it a hurricane, sun spot or a earthquake that is heading for a nuclear power plant. Then you will know what to expect from this film.

    I had to watch it due to the name.

    I was hopping it would be that squadron of military planes that got lost.
  14. NickK


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    There are locations where unnaturally high waves are common due to their location. The resulting wave fronts reinforce and the waves have a larger range than normal. One of the issues with some oil rig locations according a documentary. The effect really appears during storms when it causes very large waves.

    Methane bubbles from deposits of a chemical that breaks down with higher temperatures which is usually solid. The bubbles from large incidents cause the density under the ship to decrease sharply to a point where the water can't support the ship, leading to it sinking.
  15. Ciphon

    Wise Guy

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    This really...

    Surely private investigation's could have come up with this back then!
  16. 998cc


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    Thats already been explained.
  17. zytok

    Wise Guy

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    the two planes are to feature in Derren Brown's next show as he claims to have made them disappear by getting a bunch of people to will them to transmute into the 4th dimention.
  18. Fenris


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  19. Glaucus

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    got a linky must of missed that, or forgot.
  20. swanseajack

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    Hold on, solved "provides plausible explanations" that does not make it solved just because something could have happened.