Australian explorer Shane Sutterley presented a new explanation for the disappearance on December 5, 1945 of five U.S. Navy torpedoes in the Bermuda Triangle area. In his opinion, the planes disappeared because of inexperienced crews and poor buoyancy, not because of some paranormal phenomena attributed to this part of the Atlantic Ocean.
A group of five Grumman Avenger bomber torpedo bombers, known in the research literature as “Zveno 19,” conducted a training flight that day over the ocean between the southeast coast of the United States, Bermuda and Puerto Rico.
Soon after entering the “triangle”, the commanders of the crews began to report the failure of on-board navigation systems and storm weather.
The commander of the link pilot instructor Lieutenant Charles Taylor said to the base: “Everything is wrong. We do not know where we are”.
Noting the confusion of the link commander, Sutterly pointed out that before that “Taylor was lost during the flight more than once, he had to be rescued in the Pacific Ocean twice”. According to the researcher’s expression, the group commander was guided not by devices but by “what was happening outside the window”. The situation was aggravated by the fact that most of the crew members were trainees and lacked the necessary skills to operate combat vehicles in extreme conditions. In addition, according to Sutterley, the Grumman Avenger aircraft, as experience has shown, went down a minute later in case of forced drive.
One way or another, the entire link disappeared from the radar without a trace. All 14 torpedo crew members are considered dead.
Explanations of what happened by unprofessionalism of the commander of the link and insufficient preparation of other pilots have one flaw. The matter is that as soon as torpedo-carriers ceased to communicate, a seaplane Martin PBM Mariner was sent to the area of the incident, on board of which there were 13 rescuers. Both the plane and all those on board also disappeared, although the crew’s preparedness was beyond doubt. Thus, the Bermuda Triangle again defended its right to be called the most mysterious place on the planet.
Earlier underwater researchers found the remains of a ship that disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle about 100 years ago.