Unsolved Aviation Mysteries

Unsolved Aviation Mysteries

This collection of five aviation mysteries all have the theme of aviation and the sea. Aircraft that disappear over the sea, lakes or rivers are always more difficult to solve or explain because in many cases they literally disappear ...

Author: Keith McCloskey

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750994576

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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CONSPIRACY theories of sabotage, murder and even UFOs flourish around the greatest unsolved mysteries of aviation from the twentieth century. This account of the most intriguing loose ends from aeronautical history provides the known details of five great mysteries and the best (and most colourful) attempts to explain what might have happened. Planes disappearing out of the sky, shady dealings with Sri-Lankan businessmen, the plummeting death of the richest man in the world in 1928 and even the Kennedy family all feature in these gripping open cases. Having previously written about the Dyatlov Pass Incident and cast his detail-oriented eye over many other aviation mishaps, Keith McCloskey now turns his attention to reassessing these five mysteries –all of which occurred over water, none of them ever resolved.
Categories: Transportation

The Empty Sky

The Empty Sky

If you love mysteries, this book is for you.

Author: Steve MacGregor

Publisher:

ISBN: 1707796378

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Page: 399

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How can six US Navy aircraft and their crews vanish in the space of a few hours? What could cause a modern airliner to disappear completely? How can a light aircraft go missing without a trace but its pilot be found dead with no trace of injury months later on a lonely Scottish hillside?. These are the stories of six of most baffling unsolved aviation mysteries. Each is covered in rich detail including an analysis of all the available evidence, an examination of the theories about what happened and the most likely cause. From the disappearance of two of the first pilots to attempt to fly from Paris to New York in 1927 to the vanishing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 in 2014 this book covers ninety years of the empty sky: . 1927: The White Bird vanishes 1937: What happened to Lady Lindy? 1945: The strange case of Flight 19 1975: A pilot vanishes in his light aircraft, then reappears months later, dead... 1978: A young pilot goes missing after reporting an encounter with a UFO 2014: An airliner vanishes in mysterious circumstances Each case is a mystery but in each it is possible to use the evidence to deduce what must have happened. If you love mysteries, this book is for you.
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Aviation Mysteries of the North

Aviation Mysteries of the North

Six of the accidents involved large multiengine aircraft flying into higher terrain. All of the navigational errors ... The mystery of the missing C119C Flying Boxcar and its twenty occupants remains unsolved. Chapter Fifteen June 5, ...

Author: Gregory Liefer

Publisher: Publication Consultants

ISBN: 9781594332098

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Russia's most famous aviator disappears on a world record flight over the North Pole. A commercial airliner with thirty-eight people is never found. The wreckage of a strategic bomber is discovered years later and hundreds of miles from where it was lost, without its nuclear payload. Two United States Congressmen on a routine campaign tour vanish, spurring accusations of cover-up and conspiracy. These are but a few of the stories detailed in Aviation Mysteries of the North. Far distant from major media outlets and occurring over remote and unforgiving wilderness, many of the mysteries have been overlooked or forgotten, until now. Meticulously researched, the accounts are a compilation of historically significant mysteries and large capacity aircraft which have been lost over a span of four decades. From takeoff and in flight until the final moments, through searches and controversy, the factual events are presented with captivating insight. Historical perspectives and aircraft descriptions add an informative background to the text.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Great Mysteries of the Air

Great Mysteries of the Air

Presents unsolved mysteries of modern flight, including ghostly appearances, unexplained crashes, and aircraft disappearances.

Author: Edward F. Dolan

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group

ISBN: 0396081851

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 127

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Presents unsolved mysteries of modern flight, including ghostly appearances, unexplained crashes, and aircraft disappearances.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Mysterious Final Flight of MH 370

The Mysterious Final Flight of MH 370

Later, when arriving at the conclusion of a tale of a mysteriously missing aircraft, with 239 souls aboard, I realized I had composed a history of the facts and human stories, chronicled within the saga of The Mysterious Final Flight of MH ...

Author: Robert Dominguez

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781642587845

Category: History

Page: 204

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When we board a modern twenty-first century aircraft, we are all confident of, hopefully, a smooth flight, and delivery, to our destination of choice. This was not the case of Malaysia Airlines Flight no. MH-370. It never landed at its destination, nor any other airport. This chronology of the facts of its final flight is written to help soothe the nerves of the international flying public. Because MH-370 vanished mysteriously, its story was written beginning as an unsolved mystery disappearance. Later, when arriving at the conclusion of a tale of a mysteriously missing aircraft, with 239 souls aboard, I realized I had composed a history of the facts and human stories, chronicled within the saga of The Mysterious Final Flight of MH-370. Therefore, the inclusion of the safety of today's human flight is annotated, but also the future of human air flight safety, by describing new safety measures designed to replace outdated twentieth century "black box" invention, with twenty-first century digitized data recording innovative technologies. Cost seems to be the inhibition of installing, then implementing, the now preexisting twenty-first century technologies on all aircraft worldwide, hopefully sooner rather than later. The good news is the United States Air Force has it already implemented and utilized daily today. One day, MH-370 may be located, certainly providing solace and closure for the 239 families missing their loved ones, who comprised the flight manifest of the 239 missing souls aboard MH-370. Plus, both "black boxes" may provide answers to what transpired during "The Mysterious Final Flight of MH-370." Additionally, it is said and felt "Hope springs daily, living eternally."
Categories: History

Aeronautics

Aeronautics

LJ 1 Jan 66 Titler , D.M. WINGS OF MYSTERY ; TRUE STORIES OF AVIATION HISTORY Dodd 1966 299p illus $ 4.50 66-26666 " In a varied selection of unsolved aviation mysteries , an experienced flier turned writer relates episodes in World War ...

Author: Jean M. Kolbeck

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034580897

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 70

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Categories: Aeronautics

Unsolved Mysteries of the Sea

Unsolved Mysteries of the Sea

According to what may well have been only an elaborate (and badly perforated!) cover story, Miller and Flight Officer John R.S. Morgan took off at 1:40 p.m. that day in their small, propeller-driven plane, and were never seen again.

Author: Lionel Fanthorpe

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781550024982

Category: Nature

Page: 260

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Explores the intriguing mysteries of the sea: How were the seas formed? What gave rise to stories of mermaids, sirens, and sea monsters?
Categories: Nature

Lost Unsolved Mysteries of Canadian Aviation

Lost   Unsolved Mysteries of Canadian Aviation

Lost: Unsolved Mysteries of Canadian Aviation by Shirlee Smith Matheson is even more compelling than the original book Lost: True Stories of Canadian Aviation Tragedies published in 2005 and now out of print.

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ISBN: OCLC:1091218826

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Lost: Unsolved Mysteries of Canadian Aviation by Shirlee Smith Matheson is even more compelling than the original book Lost: True Stories of Canadian Aviation Tragedies published in 2005 and now out of print. New information has brought many of the stories up to date. In some cases there has been a degree of closure; while in others the mystery seems fated to forever remain unsolved. One of the themes that runs through Lost: Unsolved Mysteries of Canadian Aviation is the enigma of aircraft that disappear, sometimes within miles of busy airports and crowded cities, and cannot be found despite desperate and prolonged searches. Sometimes wreckage is discovered decades later; on other occasions the aircraft simply vanishes, seemingly forever.
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Myths Legends of the Second World War

Myths   Legends of the Second World War

The most enduring crash legend of the Second World War hinges on the mysterious death of the legendary big band leader Glenn ... around Miller's fate, and the case still features in omnibus collections of unsolved aviation mysteries.

Author: James Hayward

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752495538

Category: History

Page: 312

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The Second World War gave rise to a rich crop of legends, many of which persist in the public consciousness today. Some are well known, such as the escape of an undead Hitler to South America, Allied aircraft buzzed by 'Foo Fighters' and UFOs, German parachutists dressed as nuns, and a failed German invasion of Suffolk in 1940. Others are more subtle, such as the vaunted Dunkirk spirit, which portrayed the disaster of 1940 as a victory, and the conspiracy theories surrounding Rudolf Hess. Did he fly to Scotland to negotiate a peace treaty with memebers of the Royal Family? Was the aged prisoner who died in Spandau Prison a double? From tales of betrayal at Dieppe and Arnham to Hitler's obsession with the occult and Nazi U-boat bases in Ireland, James Hayward offers a refreshing and intriguing perspective on the myths, legends and folk memories of the Second World War.
Categories: History

Lost

Lost

Lost: Unsolved Mysteries of Canadian Aviation by Shirlee Smith Matheson is even more compelling than the original book Lost: True Stories of Canadian Aviation Tragedies published in 2005 and now out of print.

Author: Shirlee Smith Matheson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1927823277

Category: Aircraft accidents

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Lost: Unsolved Mysteries of Canadian Aviation by Shirlee Smith Matheson is even more compelling than the original book Lost: True Stories of Canadian Aviation Tragedies published in 2005 and now out of print. New information has brought many of the stories up to date. In some cases there has been a degree of closure; while in others the mystery seems fated to forever remain unsolved. One of the themes that runs through Lost: Unsolved Mysteries of Canadian Aviation is the enigma of aircraft that disappear, sometimes within miles of busy airports and crowded cities, and cannot be found despite desperate and prolonged searches. Sometimes wreckage is discovered decades later; on other occasions the aircraft simply vanishes, seemingly forever.
Categories: Aircraft accidents