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As vast as it may seem, the Bermuda Triangle Database is only a fraction of Into The Bermuda Triangle, They Flew into Oblivion, A Passage to Oblivion and Distant Horizons.

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What is the
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Flying Boxcar
B-25 N92877
Sting 27 1971

Cessna N8040L
Bob Corner
Saba Bank

   Two Year Crisis

   Introduction

1978
Fighting Tiger 524
Queen Air
Arrow III N47910
|Arrow N74801
Cherokee Six
Aero Comm.
Aztec N13986
Beech N4442
N407D 
Ted Smith N55BU

1979
Cessna 150 N60936
Cessna 172 N1GH
Piper N1435P
Musketeer
Aero Comm
Twin Bonanza

1980
Kallia III
s.s. Poet
N3808H
Baron 58 N9027Q

1982
Queen Air 65-B80
Navajo N777AA
Bonanza N5999

1983
Cessna 210
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1984
Cessna 402 N44NC

1985
Cessna 337D
Cherokee

1986
Navajo
Twin Otter

1987
Cessna 402C NZ652B

1990
Piper Flight Liner

1991
Cougar

1993
Cessna 152 N93261

1994
Aztec N6844Y
Cherokee

1996
Aero Comm.
 

1998
Archer N25626

1999
Aero Comm.
 

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The Disappearance of “Tyler 41”

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     On January 8, 1962, at 11:17 a.m. a big 4 engine KB-50 aerial tanker took off from Langley Air Force base, Virginia, with 8 crew. Her destination was Lajes in the Azores. Major Bob Tawney was her pilot. According to orders, he sent messages every hour.

   A paraphrase of his technical transmission would follow something like this:

Specs

Length: 99 feet

Wingspan: 141 feet 3 inches

Capacity: 8 crew

Max. Speed 394

Cruising Speed: 244

Range: 7,750 miles

     This is Tyler 41. I am at 37o 15 minutes North Latitude, 70o West Longitude at 12:17 p.m. My flight level is 23,000 feet. I am flying on instruments, heading 085 degrees. My ground speed is 385 mph. Endurance is 11 + hours. My destination is Lajes. Am estimating 37o 30 minutes North Latitude 65o West Longitude at 1 p.m. and 37o 35 North Latitude 60o West Longitude next. I request that you relay this to New York Oceanic Air Control.

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   At 1 p.m. Tawney or his copilot Zoltan Szaloki were overheard by a Navy Transport plane about an hour behind them. They were trying to raise Harmon Control, then other stations along the east coast. Between 1:10 and 1:20 p.m. Tawney was able to contact the Navy Transport and informed them of his position, asking them to relay it back.

   However, the transport was also having difficulties. So with little else to do, Tawney finally just signed off and continued to the Azores. They were just about north of Bermuda at this point, near where Pogo 22 had vanished just months before, and Star Tiger had 14 years earlier.

     By 7 p.m. Lajes was anxious for their arrival. When an immediate radio search failed to reach them, a huge search was ordered and began at 8:15 p.m.

     According to COMEASTAREA and COMUSFORAZ, the Air Force’s various command areas, one hundred and sixty-two sorties were flown in a combined 1,369flight hours by the US Air Force alone, with an addition 7 sorties and 49 search hours by the US Navy, and 23 sorties in 236 hours by the US Coast Guard. In addition, there were 5 Coast Guard cutters which search the entire flight track of the KB-50 from Langley to the Azores, a 412 hour search covering 440, 820 square miles of the Atlantic, to date the largest search for any lost plane or ship. The results of this massive search were summed up in the Narrative of the accident report. Somewhat blandly put, it reads: “No trace of any survivors or wreckage was ever found, thus preventing the accident Board from obtaining any physical evidence upon which to base their investigation.” Case was closed.

       What did happen to the great plane? The Virginia Pilot was told that the last transmission from Tawney came when he was about 240 miles off the coast. The Coast Guard then reported that they found an oil slick about 300 miles off the coast. Thus it seemed to everybody that the plane crashed into the sea for no reason shortly after Tawney’s last transmission. However, the Coast Guard had no way of knowing that Tawney had been in touch with the Navy Transport plane flying the same route. His last known message had placed him far past the spot of the oil slick, north of Bermuda where so many others had inexplicably vanished. The conclusion of the report is really all that can be said. Yet when it is added to what has been said about all the others lost here, it becomes an undeniable pattern of mystery, all in and about the border of the Sargasso Sea north of Bermuda that, at the very least, justifies belief in the enigma of the Bermuda Triangle.

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