Journalist Believes He Has Solved The Mystery Of The Bermuda Triangle

September 17, 2009

UK (ChattahBox) – A journalist with the BBC believes he may have solved the mystery of two commercial planes that disappeared in the Burmuda Triangle, along with 51 people on them.

According to Tom Mangold, the stories may not be nearly as mysterious as we have always thought.

The British South American Airways (BSAA) commercial jet, the Star Tiger, disappeared within the Bermuda Triangle in 1948.

But data found by Mangold shows that the airline had a serious problem with their safety protocols, and that over a three year period they had 11 accidents involving their plane, 5 of which resulted in the deaths of 95 people on board.

The official report into the Star Tiger incident shows that the plane was having problems with overheating, one of the composes were blown, and other small technical failures had been reported. All of this before takeoff.

Add that to the fact that the pilot was flying low (at 2,000 feet), and so burning through fuel without enough on board to refuel if need be, and it seems pretty obvious what happened.

A year later, BSAA’s Star Ariel disappeared while en route somewhere between Bermuda and Jamaica. No wreckage was ever found, and the circumstances behind the sudden disappearance of a plane at 18,000 has always fueled Bermuda Triangle rumors.

But according to Don Mackintosh, a pilot for BSAA who flew the same model of plane, a Tudor IV, it was probably the design of the plane itself.

“The heater bled aviation fuel on to a hot tube – and was also fairly close to the hydraulic pipes,” he explained to the BBC of the faulty engine technology at the time.

He, and many other former pilots, believe that fumes ignited and caused an explosion, sending the plane careering into the ocean at breakneck speed.

While neither can be proven, both explanations for the plane disappearances are certainly more plausible than some of the theories given by those obsessed with conspiracies and the paranormal. Especially given no evidence to support more outlandish theories have ever been produced.

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One Response to “Journalist Believes He Has Solved The Mystery Of The Bermuda Triangle”

  1. Bud G on September 19th, 2009 3:32 pm

    Ummm…. Wow… All these years later and the best the “journalist” at the BBC can come up with is he thinks the planes crashed because of poor design, not because of some mystical phenomenon.

    Yes, congratulations to that brilliant journalist who now freelances as an X-Files agent, in the tradition of Dana Scully.

    “Especially given no evidence to support more outlandish theories have ever been produced.”

    And the best way to counter theories with no evidence is to offer other theories with more evidence. How come nobody else came up with this compelling theory in the last 60 years?

    Why is this “news”?

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