Airplane Crash - Off The Florida Coast 12/05/1945

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off the Florida coast


Date12/05/1945
Time20:00
LocationOff the Florida coast
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Navy
Flight #19
TypeFive Grumman TBM Avengers
Aboard14
Fatalities14
Ground0
SummaryThe five aircraft, (23307) (73209) (46325) (46094) (45714), flying out of the U.S. Naval Air Station at Fort Lauderdale, on a training mission, became lost, ran out of fuel and crashed into the AtlantiOcean. No trace of the planes were ever found. This was the incident that began the 'Bermuda Triangle' legend.

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