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Summary of Missing Aircraft

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Summary of Missing Aircraft

The aircraft below are listed for purposes of assisting in identification. I do not necessarily believe every one is the result of unsolvable mystery. 

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TBF Avenger

1942.

 

  • 1942, February 15: 047B on patrol near Dry Tortugas; 3.
  • 1942, June 5: PBY Catalina in Gulf of Mexico.
  • 1943, March 7: Douglas Dauntless, off Norfolk; 3.
  • 1943, June 21: Ventura near Marqueses Keys; 5.
  • 1943, July 10: Ventura; from Guantanamo, Cuba; 5.
  • 1943, August 7: Ventura on patrol; blamed on sub; 5
  • 1943, September 7: Ventura on search mission; 5.
  • 1943, October 2: PBY Catalina, Gulf of Mexico.
  • 1943, November 13: Ventura; convoy duty off Trinidad; 6.
  • 1944, February 21: PBY Catalina off St. Augustine, Fl.
  • 1944, April 24: B-24 Liberator—Bahamas to Keys; 8.
  • 1944, July 27: PBY Catalina off Norfolk; 9 Free French.
  • 1944, September 11: Dauntless off Miami.
  • 1945, February 7: B-24 “Liberator” near Bermuda.
  • 1945, March 6: Dauntless east of Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • 1945, July 10: PBM Mariner, over Bahamas on night patrol.
  • 1945, July 18: Navy Privateer on patrol over Bahamas.

     
  • 1. 1945, December 5: The entire training flight of five Navy TBM Avengers; Crew: 14
     
  • 2. 1945, December 5: PBM Martin Mariner. Off Banana River, Florida at 28o 59’ NL 80o 25 WL. Crew: 13.
     
  • 3. 1947, July 3: a C-54 Douglas en route from Bermuda to Miami in cargo service. Crew: 7.
     
  • 4. 1948, January 30: BSAAC Tudor IV Airliner Star Tiger GAHNP near Bermuda. 29 aboard.
     
  • 5. 1948, December 28: NC-16002, Douglas DC-3; south of Miami on approach to the airport. Persons aboard 31.
     
  • 6. 1949, January 17: Tudor IV Star Ariel GAGRE (sister of Star Tiger) Bermuda for Kingston, Jamaica. 19 aboard.
     
  • 7. 1950, September 11: F9F-2 Panther; Atlantic Ocean.
     
  • 8. 1950, November 27: Grumman Hellcat off Key West, Fl.
     
  • 9. 1952, December 21: Curtis C-46 in cargo; 3 crew.
     
  • 10. 1953, December 5: Lockheed Texan; Atlantic Ocean. 
     
  • 11. 1954, October 30: Super Constellation; Maryland for Lajes, Azores. Crew and passengers: 42.
     
  • 12. 1956, November 9: Martin Marlin amphibious patrol plane, about 350 miles north of Bermuda. Crew: 10.
     
  • 13. 1960, January 27: Cessna 180 near Caicos Island; 2.
     
  • 14. 1960, March 18: F-104C Starfighter, missing from squadron off Bermuda.
     
  • 15. 1961, October 15: an 8 engine SAC B-52 “Pogo 22” north of Bermuda. Crew: 8
     
  • 16. 1962, January 8: Air Force KB-50 Aerial tanker. North Carolina to Lajes, Azores. Crew: 8.
     
  • 17. 1962, May 27: a C-133 Cargomaster, between Dover and Lajes, Azores. Crew: 10.
     
  • 18. 1963, August 28: 2 KC-135 Stratotanker jets mysteriously disintegrate over the Sargasso Sea en route to Miami from refueling near Bermuda. Crew: 10.
     
  • 19. 1963, September 22: another C-133 Cargomaster; Dover for the Azores. Crew: 10.
     
  • 20. 1964, February 8: Piper Apache N2157P between Grand Bahama and West Palm Beach, Florida; 4.
     
  • 21. 1964, December 5: Cessna 140 N81089 with 2 persons; off New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
     
  • 22. 1965, June 5: a C-119 “Flying Boxcar”; Miami to Grand Turk. Crew: 10.
     
  • 23. 1965, September 15: Beechcraft c18s N8063H, with 3 persons, near St. Thomas, VI, around 7:26 P.M.
     
  • 24. 1965, October 31: Cessna 182 N4010D somewhere between Marathon Key and Key West, Florida; 2.
     
  • 25. 1965, December 6: Ercoupe N99660; between Fort Lauderdale and Grand Bahama; 2.            
     
  • 26. 1965, December 29: Piper Cherokee N6077P; South  Caicos for San Juan; 3.
     
  • 27. 1966, April 5: converted cargo B-25 N92877; Fort Lauderdale to Aruba.
     
  • 28. 1966, September 20: Tampa to Baton Rouge N7090P; Piper Comanche; 2.            
     
  • 29. 1967, January 11: Chase YC-122 N122E; between Fort Lauderdale and Bimini in the Bahamas; 4.    
     
  • 30. 1967, January 14: Beechcraft Bonanza N7210B near Key Largo; 4.
     
  • 31. 1967, January 17: Piper Cherokee N4129P en route St. Thomas from San Juan.
     
  • 32. 1967, July 2: near Mayaguez, PR, Cherokee N5100W. 4.
     
  • 33. 1967, August 6: between Miami & Bimini; Piper Cherokee N8165W; 3.
     
  • 34. 1967, October 3: Cherokee N3775K; Great Inagua for San Juan.       
     
  • 35. 1967, November 8: Cessna 182 N7121E; George Town, Great Exuma and Nassau; 4.
     
  • 36. 1967, November 22: Cherokee N9443J near Cat Island, Bahamas; 4.
     
  • 37. 1968, May 29: Cessna 172 N1483F near Grand Turk.
     
  • 38. 1968, July 8: between Grand Bahama & West Palm Beach; Cessna 180 N944MH; 2.
     
  • 39. 1969, January 5: Piper Comanche N8653P between Pompano Beach, FL & North Carolina; 2.
     
  • 40. 1969, February 15: Beechcraft 95-c55 N9490S en route Miami from Georgia.
     
  • 41. 1969, March 22: a Beechcraft N609R between Kingston, Jamaica & Nassau; 2.
     
  • 42. 1969, June 6: Cessna 172 N8040L between Grand Turk & Caicos Island; 2.
     
  • 43. 1969, June 29: a B-95 Beechcraft Executive N590T; Great Inagua for San Juan.
     
  • 44. 1969, August 3: Piper PA-22 N8971C; West Palm Beach to Albion, New Jersey; 2.
     
  • 45. 1969, October 11: Pilattus-Brittan-Norman Islander N852JA; Great Inagua for Puerto Rico; 2.
     
  • 46. 1970, January 17: Piper Comanche N9078P; between Nassau & Opa Locka, FL; 2.
     
  • 47. 1970, July 3: between Maiquetia, Venezuela & San Juan, PR. Cessna 310G N1166T; 6.
     
  • 48. 1970, November 23: Piper Comanche N9346P between West Palm Beach & Kingston, Jamaica; 3.
     
  • 49. 1971, March 20: a Cessna 177b N30844 with pilot en route Andros Island from Miami at 3:18 p.m.
     
  • 50. 1971, July 26: Horizon Hunter Club’s rental; near Barbados; 4.
     
  • 51. 1971, September 10: Phantom II F-4E Jet; on routine maneuvers 82 miles south of Miami; 2
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  • 52. 1971, December 21: Cessna 150j N61155 with pilot after leaving Pompano Beach; destination unknown.
     
  • 53. 1972, October 10: Super Constellation N564E between Miami & Santo Domingo; 4.
     
  • 54. 1973, March 28: Cessna 172 N7050T after leaving West Palm Beach, FL, with pilot.
     
  • 55. 1973, May 25: a Navion A16 N5126K between Freeport and West Palm Beach; 2.
     
  • 56. 1973, August 10: Beechcraft Bonanza N7956K; Fort Lauderdale to Marsh Harbour, Bahamas; 4.           
     
  • 57. 1973, August 26: after departing Viaquez, PR; Cessna 150 N50143; 3.
     
  • 58. 1973, December 20: a Lake Amphibian N39385 between Nassau and Bimini; 3.
     
  • 59. 1974, February 10: pilot and his Cessna 414 N8103Q vanish after leaving Treasure Cay, Bahamas.
     
  • 60. 1974, February 10: Brittan-Norman Islander N864JA with pilot at 7:31 p.m. on approach St. Thomas.
     
  • 61. 1974, July 13: Piper PA-32 N83CA between West Palm Beach & Walker Cay, Bahamas.
     
  • 62. 1974, August 11: Beech K35 Bonanza N632Q; Pompano Beach, FL. for Philadelphia; 2.   
     
  • 63. 1975, February 25: Piper PA-30 N414DG; Greensboro, NC., to Freeport, GBI; pilot only.
     
  • 64. 1975, May 2: Cessna “Skymaster” N86011; Fort Lauderdale area.
     
  • 65. 1975, July 28: Cessna 172 N8936V; vicinity Fort Lauderdale. 1        
       
  • 66. 1975, December 9: Cessna 172 N5182R; St. Croix to St. Kitts. 1.            
     
  • 67. 1976, June 4: Beech D50 N1157; Pahokee, FL., to Dominican Republic; 2.
     
  • 68. 1976, August 8: Piper PA-28 N6377J; Vera Cruz, Mexico to Brownsville, TX; 1.             
     
  • 69. 1976, October 24: Beech E-50 N5665D; Opa Locka, FL. to Grand Turk Island.
     
  • 70. 1976, December 28: Piper PA-23 N4573P; Anguilla to Beef Island; 6.
     
  • 71. 1978, February 22: a KA-6 Navy attack bomber vanished from radar 100 miles off Norfolk en route U.S.S. John F. Kennedy; 2.
     
  • 72. 1978, March 25: Aero Commander 680 N128C; Opa Locka-Imokalee, FL. to Freeport, Grand Bahama; 2.
     
  • 73. 1978, April 27: Ted Smith 601 N555BU; Pompano Beach to Panama City, FL.; 1.
     
  • 74. 1978, April 30: Cessna 172 N1GH; Dillon, SC., to unknown; 1.            
     
  • 75. 1978, May 19: Piper PA-28 N47910; Fort Pierce to Nassau; 4.
     
  • 76. 1978, May 26: Beech 65 N809Q; Port-au-Prince to Bahamas; 2.  
     
  • 77. 1978, July 18: Piper PA-31 N689WW; Santa Marta, Col. to Port-au- Prince; 2.
     
  • 78. 1978, September 21: Douglas DC-3 N407D; Fort Lauderdale to Havana; 4. 
     
  • 79. 1978, November 3: Piper PA-31 N59912; St. Croix to St. Thomas; 1. (right off St. Thomas)
     
  • 80. 1978, November 20: Piper PA-23 N54615; De Funiak Springs to Gainsville, FL.; 4.
     
  • 81. 1979, January 11: Beech A23A N925RZ; Opa Locka to St. Thomas; 2.
     
  • 82. 1979, March: Beechcraft Queen Air N7959R; 2
     
  • 83. 1979, April 2: Beech E18s N4442; Fort Lauderdale to Cat Island, Bahamas; 1.
     
  • 84. 1979, April 24: Piper PA-28R N7480J; Fort Lauderdale to Nassau; 4.
     
  • 85. 1979, June 30: Cessna 150J N60936; St. Croix to St. Thomas; 2.           
     
  • 86. 1979, September 9: Cessna 182 N2183R; New Orleans to Pensacola, Florida; 3.
     
  • 87. 1979, October 4: Aero Commander 500 N3815C; Andros Island to West Palm Beach, FL.; pilot;
     
  • 88. 1979, October 27: Piper PA-23 N13986; Montego Bay, Jamaica to Nassau; pilot.
     
  • 89. 1979, November 19: Beech D50b N1706; Delray Beach, FL to Key West; 1.
     
  • 89. 1979, December 21: Piper PA-23 N1435P; Aguadilla to South Caicos Island; 4.
     
  • 90. 1980, February 11: Beech 58 N9027Q; St. Thomas to unknown; only pilot aboard; reported stolen.
     
  • 91. 1980, April: Steve Harrison Sr. in a rented Cessna 310.
     
  • 92. 1980, May 19: Lear Jet N25NE; West Palm Beach to New Orleans; 2.
     
  • 93. 1980, June 28; Erco 415-D N3808H; Santo Domingo, DR., to San Juan, PR; 2 persons. Pilot reported UFO before disappearing.
     
  • 94. 1981, January 6: Beech c35 N5805C; Bimini to Nassau.
     
  • 95. 1982, July 5: Piper PA-28R-201T N505HP; Nashville to Venice, FL.; 4.
     
  • 96. 1982, September 28: Beech H35 N5999; Marsh Harbour to Fort Pierce, FL.; 2.
     
  • 97. 1982, October 20: Piper PA-31 N777AA; Anguilla to St. Thomas, VI. 8.
     
  • 98. 1982, November 5: Beech 65-B80 N1HQ; Fort Lauderdale to Eleuthera Island, Bahamas; 3.
     
  • 99. 1983, October 4: a Cessna T-210-J N2284R; Andros Town, Bahamas to Fort Pierce, FL.; 3.
     
  • 100. 1983, November 20: Cessna 340A N85JK disappeared near Orangeville, Fl.; pilot.
     
  • 101. 1984, March 12: a Piper N39677 between Key West and Clearwater, Florida; 4.
     
  • 102. 1984, March 31: Cessna 402b N44NC between Fort Lauderdale and Bimini; 6.
     
  • 103. 1984, December 23: Aeronca 7AC N81947 between Cross City, Florida and Alabama; pilot.
     
  • 104. 1985, January 14: a Cessna 337 N505CX in Atlantic northeast of Jacksonville; 4.
     
  • 105. 1985, May 8: Cessna 210k N9465M; Miami to Port-au-Prince, Haiti; pilot.
     
  • 106. 1985, July 12: Piper N8341L; Nassau to Miami.  
     
  • 107. 1985, August 3: a Cessna 172; somewhere near Fort Meyers, FL.; pilot.
     
  • 108. 1985, September 8: a Piper N5488W northeast of Key West at 10:08 P.M. en route from Fort Lauderdale;
     
  • 109. 1985, October 31: Piper N24MS at 8:29 a.m.; between Sarasota, FL. and Columbus, Georgia; pilot.
     
  • 110. 1986, March 26: a Piper N3527E en route from Miami to West End or Freeport, GBI.; 6.
     
  • 111. 1986, August 3: A Twin Otter charter, around St. Vincent; 13.
     
  • 1987, April 27: Cessna 337 N25195; Cozumel to Boca Raton, Fl.; 2.
     
  • 112. 1987, May 27: a Cessna 402c N2652B; Palm Beach, FL. and Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco, Bahamas; 1.
     
  • 113. 1987, June 3: a Cessna 401 N7896F; Freeport to Crooked Island; 4.
     
  • 114. 1987, December 2: Cessna 152 N757EQ; La Romana to nearby San Juan; pilot.
     
  • 115. 1988, February 7: a Beechcraft N844G over the Caribbean Sea; 4.
     
  • 116. 1989, February 6: a Piper N6834J; after departing Jacksonville, Florida; pilot despondent. 1.
     
  • 117. 1990, January 24: Cessna 152 N4802B on instructional flight; near West Palm Beach, FL.; 2.
     
  • 118. 1990, June 5: Piper N7202F; St. Maarten to St. Croix.
     
  • 119. 1990, August 10: Piper N6946D; Sebastian, FL. to Freeport, GBI.; 4. Body found off Virginia.
     
  • 120. 1991, April 24: Piper Comanche N8938P; off Florida; 1.
     
  • 121. 1991, May 30: near Long Boat Key; Piper N6376P signaled directional gyro not working; spun into ocean; 2.
     
  • 122. 1991, October 31: Grumman Cougar N24WJ jet; over Gulf of Mexico; vanished on ascent while on radar; 2.
     
  • 123. 1993, September 30: Within Miami sector; Cessna 152 N93261, with only pilot on board.
     
  • 124. 1994, August 28: Piper PA-32 N69118; Treasure Cay, Bahamas to Fort Pierce; 2 persons.
     
  • 125. 1994, September 19: Piper PA-23 N6844Y; over Caribbean; 5.
     
  • 126. 1994, December 25: Piper PA-28 N5916V; unknown; over Florida; pilot.
     
  • 127. 1996, May 2: Aero Commander N50GV; Atlantic/Caribbean; vanished with 3 in charter service.
     
  • 128. 1998, August 19: Piper PA-28 N25626; Atlantic/Caribbean; 4.    
     
  • 129. 1999. May 12, Aero Commander N6138X; near Nassau only pilot aboard.
     
  • 130. 2001, October 27, Cessna 172, after leaving Winterhaven, Florida; only pilot aboard.
     
  • 131. 2002, September 6, Piper Pawnee N59684, southeast of Nassua, Bahamas; 1. 
     
  • 132. 2003, November 13, a Piper PA-32-300 N8224C went missing after leaving Staniel Cay, Exumas; 1.       
     
  • 133. 2005, June 20: Piper PA-23 N6886Y, Between Treasure Cay, BI, to Fort Pierce, FL.; 3.
     
  • 134. 2007, April 10: Piper PA-46-310P N444JH, near Berry Islands. Only pilot aboard.
     
  • 135. 2008, December 15: A Britten-Norman Islander N650LP; Caicos Islands; 11.
     
  • 136. 2009, December 15: Cirrus SR22 N723LI; GOM; 1.
     
  • 137. 2012, March 1: 23 miles southeast Boca Raton, FL.; Cessna 182; suicide suspected; 1.
     

PBY Catalina

1943

TBF Avenger

Lockheed PV-1 Ventura

1944

Lockheed PV-1 Ventura

PB4Y Privateer

PV-1 Ventura

PV-1 Ventura

PBY Catalina

PB4Y Privateer

SBD-5 Dauntless

PBY-5A Catalina

1945

PBM Martin Mariner

Privateer

B-24 Liberator

Flight 19

1947

C-54

1948

Star Tiger

DC-3-tran

Into the Blue: The DC-3

NC16002 and N407D

1949

Star Ariel

1950

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat

Grumman F9F-2 Panther

1952

Curtis C-46

1953

TV-2 Texan

1954

Flight 441

1956

Martin Marlin

1960

1961

“Pogo 22” A  SAC B-52

1962

Tyler 41 A KB-50 tanker

2 KC-135 Strato-Tankers

2 C-133 Cargomasters

1963

  N2157P

Feb. 8, 1964, Apache in charter service; Bahamas

N81089

Cessna 140; December 5, 1964, off Florida

1965

C-119 “Flying Boxcar”

N8063H

Beech C18s; September 15, 1965, on approach to St. Thomas. Time: 7:26.

N4010D

Cessna 182, October 31, 1965, near Marathon, Florida Keys.

N99660

Mooney-Ercoupe; December 6, 1965, Bahamas.

N6077P

Commanche on December 29, 1965, en route to Puerto Rico.

N92877

A number of mysteries still surround the disappearance of a converted B-25 Mitchell bomber on April 5, 1966. Full Story

Chase YC-122, off Bimini

N122E

N7210B

Beech Bonanza, off Key Largo

3 in one week, January 11-17, 1967.

N4129P

Apache near Puerto Rico

N5100W

July 2, 1967, a Cherokee near Puerto Rico

N8165W

August 6, 1967, a Cherokee between Miami and Bimini.

N3775K

October 3, 1967, between Great Inagua and Puerto Rico

N7121E

November 8, 1967, over Exumas.

 N9443J,

November 22, 1967; Cherokee, vicinity of Cat Island

N1483F

Cessna 172; May 29, 1968, near Grand Turk

N944MH

July 8, 1968; Cessna 180, between West Palm Beach and Grand Bahama

N8653P

January 5, 1969; Comanche, Pompano Beach to Virginia

N9490S

Feb. 15, 1969; Beech Baron between Miami and Columbus, Georgia

N609R

March 22, 1969; Beech 95, near Turks islands.

One of the most well known incidents in the Triangle is the disappearance of N8040L on June 6, 1969. Full Story

N590T

Beech Travel Air: July 29, 1969, after leaving South Caicos for San Juan, PR

Because of the internet, more light is shed on what was an obscure disappearance on August 3, 1969. More

N8971C in flight. Courtesy of Richard Romley

N852JA

October 11, 1969; BN2A Islander, between Great Inagua and San Juan, PR

Comanch

N9078P

January 17, 1970; Piper Comanche-- It between Opa-Locka, Florida (Miami), and Nassau, Bahamas.

N1166T

July 3, 1970; Cessna 310G, near Puerto Rico

N9346P

November 23, 1970, Comanche en route from Florida to Jamaica.

N30844

Cessna Cardinal; March 20, 1971, between Miami and Andros Island

September 10, 1971

“Sting 27”

N61155

December 21, 1971, Cessna 150, off Florida.

N7050T

March 28, 1973, Cessna 172, off Florida

N5126K

Bob Corner and Reno Rigon departed from Fort Meyers, Florida, and headed out into the Triangle for Freeport, Grand Bahama. The date was May 25, 1973. The airplane was a Navion A16.

N7956K

August 10, 1973, in the Bahamas, a Beech Bonanza

N50143

August 26, 1973, a Cessna 150, off Puerto Rico

N39385

December 20, 1973; a Lake Amphibian, en route to Bimini.

N8103Q

Feb. 10, 1974, a Cessna Chancellor over the Bahamas.

N864JA

Feb 10, 1974; an BN2A Islander, disappeared on approach to St. Thomas.

N83CA

July 13, 1974; Piper Cherokee 6, over the Bahamas

N632Q

Augist 11, 1974; Beech Bonanza, en route from Philadelphia to Pompano Beach, Florida

N414DG

Feb. 5, 1975, between North Carolina and Grand Bahama, a Twin Comanche.

N86011

May 2, 1975; A Cessna 337D Skymaster, off Florida

N8936G

July 28, 1975; Cessna 172, off Florida.

N5182R

December 9, 1975, while flying the West Indies. A Cessna 172

N1157

June 4, 1976; Twin Bonanza, between Florida and Domincan Republic.

N5665D

October 24, 1976, near Grand Turk, a Beech Twin Bonanza

N4573P

December 28, 1976, a Piper Aztec, between Anguilla and Beef Island.

1978

Fighting Tiger 524

Aero Comm. 680

Ted Smith 601

Cessna 172

Cherokee Arrow III

Beech Queen Air

Piper Navajo

Piper Chieftain

continental

Piper Aztec

1979

Beech Musketeer

BeechS18thumb

Beech E18s

Cherokee Arrow

Cessna 150J

Aero Comm. 500

Piper Aztec

Beech D50B

Piper Aztec

1980

Beech 58 Baron

Ercoupe 415D

1981

Beech Bonanza

1982

Piper Turbo Arrow

Beech H35

Piper Navajo

Beech Queen Air

1983

Cessna T-210-J

Cessna 340A

1984

Cessna 402B

1985

Cessna 337 Skymaster

Cessna Centurion

Piper Cherokee Lance

Piper Cherokee

1986

Piper Navajo

Twin Otter

1987

Cessna 402C

Cessna 401

Cessna 152

1988

Beech Queen Air

1990

Cessna 152

1991

Piper Cherokee

Piper Comanche

Grumman Cougar

1993

Cessna 152

1994

Piper Cherokee 6

Piper Aztec 

Cherokee Warrior II

1996

Aero Comm. 500-B

1998

Piper Cherokee Archer

1999

Aero Commander 500

2000

Cessna 150

2002

Piper Pawnee

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