Narrative:Flying Boxcar arrived at Homestead AFB at 17:04 and was prepared for a flight to Grand Turk. It then took off at 19:47 with 4 additional mechanics who were to fix the engine of a C-119 stranded on Grand Turk. The airplane never arrived at the destination and was declared missing.
The last radio call came from just north of Crooked Island and 177 miles from Grand Turk Island.
The coast guard conducted an extensive five-day search, covering about 77,000 square miles per day. Nothing was found. On July 18, 1965 debris from the missing plane was found on beach of Gold Rock Cay just off the the Northeast shore of Acklins Island.
» Bermuda Triangle Mystery web site
» The Milwaukee Journal August 11, 1965
» Sarasota Journal - Aug 18, 1965
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Homestead AFB, FL to Grand Turk Island Airport as the crow flies is 1038 km (648 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.