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Last updated: 28 November 2021
Date:Monday 17 January 1949
Type:Avro 688 Tudor 4B
Operator:British South American Airways - BSAA
Registration: G-AGRE
MSN: 1253
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:western Atlantic (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bermuda Air Terminal (BDA/TXKF), Bermuda
Destination airport:Kingston Airport (KIN/MKJP), Jamaica
Tudor G-AGRE (named "Star Ariel") departed Bermuda at 08:41 for the first leg to Kingston of a flight to Santiago. Last radio contact was at 09:42 when the flight informed Bermuda that they had passed though 30deg N and that they were changing to the Kingston frequency. Nothing more was heard from the flight; no wreckage was found. Weather at the time of the disappearance was good; wind was north at 36 knots, no clouds over FL100 (cruising altitude was FL180) and freezing level of FL140.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Through lack of evidence due to no wreckage having been found the cause of the accident is unknown."

» The Bermuda Triangle Mystery- Solved / L.D. Kusche


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Distance from Bermuda Air Terminal to Kingston Airport as the crow flies is 1998 km (1249 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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