Flight 19 in the Bermuda Triangle
By ERIC ULIS
Flight 19 is a remarkable mystery that may actually have a very easy explanation although it’s unpleasant to entertain. Regardless, the story and the happenings that day are discomforting.
Starting with the final resting place of Flight 19, it strikes me that there is solid evidence that points to the five aircraft ditching in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 100 miles east of New Smyrna, FL. This location is based upon several factors including the original prescribed flight plans and a triangulation of the flight by way of six radio stations which generally identified that area.
The larger mystery and question must be: How did this happen?
It strikes me as odd that the one person at the center of the entire mystery, who just happened to frustrate what appears to be certain rescue at every turn, was the flight leader, USN Lieutenant CC Taylor.
Consider the following:
- Taylor showed up late to NAS Ft Lauderdale that day.
- Upon arriving, Taylor requested to be relieved of having to lead the training mission, however was denied.
- As the 2nd leg of the flight proceeded, Taylor took over navigation of the flight from a junior aviator because he stated that they were flying in the wrong direction.
- Later, Taylor broadcasted that they were lost and that both of his compasses were malfunctioning (extremely unlikely).
- Taylor stated that he believed they were over the Keys which was simply impossible.
- When a separate aircraft, FT-24, stated he’ll head south to find Flight 19, Taylor stated the he figured out where they were and not to come for them.
- As Flight 19 proceeded, Taylor had the flight head in several directions for a period of time only to reverse course later, thereby getting them nowhere close to the Florida coast.
- Taylor refused to defer to a couple of the junior aviators in the flight who stated angrily that all they needed to do was head west to eventually meet up with the Florida coast.
- Taylor refused to change channels to a separate emergency frequency because he wanted to maintain contact with the other planes that made up the flight.
- Taylor ultimately ordered all five aircraft to ditch into the water at once so that they would stay together thereby prescribing all of them to certain death given the rough seas that evening.
Considering the nature of what I’ve described above I think an investigation into Taylor is warranted and may help explain what happened that day. In fact, the actions of Taylor strike me as similar to the actions of the captain of Malaysia 370 which was directed to a spot in the Indian Ocean thereby greatly diminishing the prospect of it ever being found.
Of course, I realize this is very controversial, nonetheless, there are several things that simply don’t add up and, for whatever reason, seem to center around the actions of Taylor. Importantly, if a motive can be identified then it dispels the notion that some mystical force or anomaly was involved. Moreover, given that by some accounts the Navy wanted to be done with this mystery, perhaps they suspect—as do I—that something nefarious is at the center of this mystery?