Would You Fly Over the Bermuda Triangle?

We’ve all heard various myths, misconceptions, and conspiracy theories regarding the Devil’s Triangle. Do you believe in any of them? Personally I’ve always thought that there must be a rational reason for everything. But what makes the thought of travelling over the Bermuda Triangle so terrifying?

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Why is it called the Bermuda triangle? Even though it doesn’t have an agreed upon boundary, but the area is bounded by the south-eastern coast of the U. S., Bermuda, and the islands of Cuba. It makes up anywhere between 500,000 and 1.5 million square miles and is triangle-like in shape. This particular area in the Atlantic Ocean is said to have caused mass disappearances and multiple wrecks over the years.

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One of the known mysteries in aviation today, involving the Bermuda Triangle, is Flight 19. Even though people might deduce that something supernatural might’ve happened like an alien abduction, because after all, some people consider the Bermuda triangle to be a maritime Area 51. While others think the lost city of Atlantis might be located there, thus making the Bermuda Triangle a portal to another dimension, according to History.com.

Photo: On exhibit ‘The Lost Squadron’ by Bob Jenny © NASFL Museum

What does science have to say about this? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) explained, reasons for these mysteries vary from the fact that many tropical storms and hurricanes, which pass through this area and the Gulf Stream Current, cause sudden and extreme changes in the weather leading to the crashes and disappearances. Other evidence also suggests that this area has a geomagnetic anomaly that can cause a ship or planes navigation to point “true” north instead of “magnetic” north. Ultimately leading to navigation error, although it should be kept in mind that magnetic fields can be found all over the world, not just in the Bermuda Triangle.

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With regard to Flight 19, what could be the most logical explanation? The Squadron of bombers presumably ran out of fuel and crashed into the ocean. It’s a true debacle, we might never know the actual definite cause seeing that they’ve never been found, however, it doesn’t mean that some mythical beings or time travel had anything to with it.

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Do pilots fly over the Bermuda Triangle? Yes, constantly. Even though it’s understandable for passengers to become anxious knowing they will be flying over the Bermuda Triangle, nonetheless, it’s completely safe. Subjectively, l would avoid it if I could, for the mental wellbeing of my passengers of course, not because I’m scared or anything. Because why would I be? Flights are always being monitored by ATC, thus pilots will be able to safely navigate in case of any occurring navigational error. Furthermore, a pilot is always well prepared for any mishap, and any of the problems they might face over the Bermuda Triangle can happen anywhere, it’s really nothing special.



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