Karl Kruszelnicki, a fellow at Sydney University, has ascertained that supernatural causes aren’t at play, and the disappearance of planes and boats over the years is likely down to bad weather and human error.
Located between Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda, over the years many planes and ships are reported to have vanished without trace near the North Atlantic region, which covers 700,000 kilometres of ocean. Kruszelnicki has theorized that due to the Bermuda Triangle being a busy patch of sea (he points to its proximity to the US), disappearances in the area aren’t that unusual.
Kruszelnicki told news.com.au back in 2017: “It is close to the Equator, near a wealthy part of the world – America – therefore you have a lot of traffic. “According to Lloyd’s of London and the US Coastguard the number that go missing in the Bermuda Triangle is the same as anywhere in the world on a percentage basis.”
Kruszelnicki also addressed Flight 19, perhaps the most famous of all disappearances in the triangle. Flight 19 was made up of five planes that took off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on 5 December 1945 with a total of 14 crew members on board. The US Navy TBM Avenger torpedo bombers were carrying out a two-hour, routine training mission but base soon lost contact with all five planes. The aircrafts vanished, along with all crew members and no wreckage was ever found.
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