Flight 19 incident
On 5 December 1945, the Flight 19 incident (involving 5 Avenger torpedo bombers) occurred.
Related by some authors to UFOs and/or the Bermuda Triangle.
Claims to fame
This incident is Case 48 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article, since it was referred to in 54 of the books covered by that article.
Isaac Koi’s “ICES” Rating for this sighting = 5,460 (out of a potential score of 14*14*14*14 i.e. 38,416)
(1) “Impact” Rating of 13 (out of a potential score of 14), because it is Case 95 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article.
(2) “Credibility” Rating of 12 (out of a potential score of 14) because the relevant planes did not return. The debate has centered on what happened to the planes rather than the credibility of the basic story. However, some of the details appear to have been embellished in several accounts.
(3) “Expert” Rating of 7 (out of a potential score of 14). It is given this neutral rating because (at the time of writing) it has not been included in any of the short lists of the best cases produced by various UFO researchers that have been compiled by Isaac Koi (see the “Best UFO Cases" article at PART 3: Existing lists by various individuals), but also is not commonly given by UFO researchers as an example of an incident that can be explained by hoax, misperception or other mundane cause.
(4)“Strangeness” Rating of 5 (out of a potential score of 14). The sighting has a relatively low strangeness rating since there is reasonably compelling evidence (presented by, particularly, Lawrence David Kusche) that the planes may simply have encountered stormy weather.
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