Mar 142014

The sudden and recent disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and its 239 people on board, brings into attention thrilling stories about world’s greatest aviation mysteries.

Lockheed Constellation Panair Do Brasil

Lockheed Constellation plane of Panair do Brasil took off in 1946 and landed in 1993 in biggest aviation mystery (Public Domain)

Most notable occurrence: Panair Do Brasil Flight Mystery!
In 1946, a plane that departed Rio de Janeiro heading for the Cuban capital of Havana, disappeared after take-off. The mysterious vanishing was reported and the case was closed after local authorities failed to find the airliner. The puzzling disappearance rocked the world again as the plane landed 47 years later in December 1993, not in Havana but at the airport of Bogota, Colombia.

36 human skeletons, warm coffee cups, lit cigarettes Old Gold brand and newspapers dated 21.09.1946 and whose ink smelled as they had been printed out the day before, all these “things” were found on board the ghost aircraft of type Lockheed Constellation L-049/149.

This case ranks as one of the greatest mysteries in aviation history. No one can explain how the plane disappeared in 1946 and reappeared in 1993 before making a perfect landing on an airport runway with only skeletons aboard.

Herman Guevara was the leader of a very large group of scientists whose mission was to shed light on the mystery. In turn, the stunned investigator, said he could not explain what happened and how it was possible for an airplane to land without any living crew member on board.

“The only thing I can tell you is that the plane took off at the airport in Rio de Janeiro on September 21, 1946 and went missing during its flight. Over 47 years, the same plane lands at another airport in South America, and no one can explain what happened meantime. How a plane carrying only skeletons on board made the landing, only God knows! The 36 passengers including crew of four took off after all regulations,” said the aviation expert shortly after investigation.

The incredible story began when an unknown aircraft with a very old inscription, Panair Do Brasil, came out of nowhere and began landing maneuvers at Bogota airport in Colombia. The airport staff tried in vain to prevent the unknown plane from landing because a BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) was preparing to land at the same time on the same runway. Thanks to the skillful maneuvering of 54-old-year Captain Anthony Bollard, the British airliner was able to avoid a fatal collision in split second.
[As for Panair do Brasil (or simply “Panair”), you need to know that it was a Brazilian airline that operated between 1929 and 1965 and from 1946 to 1965 was considered to be the largest carrier not only in Brazil but in all of Latin America. It currently exists as a non-operating company.]

The main question all experts tried to answer was: “Where was the phantom plane all those years?”. Initially it was thought that the aircraft entered a time gap which made it fail to return for so long, but according to this theory, people were expected to remain alive. Because the passengers died, that pushed researchers believe SF hypothesis such that the plane made ​​contact with aliens, who allegedly killed the people. Once the “job” was done, they diverted the plane for landing to random airport in South America. It is highly presumed that aliens hold highly advanced technologies that allow them to perform complex operations.

Controversy: When checking out the history record of Panair do Brasil company, there is no report of missing flight on 21 September 1946. However, company’s accidents and incidents list reveals a deadly crash that happened just 6 days after the suspected Rio-Havana flight. According to Wikipedia, on 27 September 1946, a Douglas DC-3-228D registration PP-PCH flying from Belo Horizonte-Pampulha to Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont crashed into a mountain near the location of Alto Rio Doce near Barbacena probably due to bad weather. All 25 passengers and crew died.

See also: World’s Worst Aviation Disasters and Jetliner Crashes (Featured Photos)

Other mystery disappearances across the years:
1962: Flying Tiger Line: Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation propeller crashed with 107 aboard in western Pacific and was never found.
1990: Faucett Airlines: Peruvian airline Boeing 727 bound for Miami crashed into the North Atlantic after running out of fuel. 18 airline employees and relatives were killed and the wreckage was never recovered.
1995: Merpati Nusantara Airlines: Indonesian flight vanished over water while flying between islands in the archipelago country. De Havilland Twin Otter 300 with 14 people aboard was never retrieved.
2007: Adam Air: Boeing 737 operated by the Indonesian airliner with 102 on board went missing on 1 January 2007. Some “rubbish” from plane was found days after crash, and flight-data and cockpit recorders were recovered after 9 months. Aircraft’s body still lying on the ocean bottom.
2009: Air France: Flight 447 Drama: A long-range wide-body Airbus A330 passenger jet crash over Southern Atlantic as it entered a storm on its way from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. Debris was found after 3 days but it was needed 2 years to recover the main wreckage including black boxes and bodies from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. All 228 people on board died in the accident.

Read also: Malaysian Flight 370 hidden behind Singapore Airlines 777 to avoid radar?



  10 Responses to “Biggest aviation mystery? Panair Do Brasil plane vanished in 1946 landed in 1993!”

  1. I know what happened I’ll tell you if you email me. Either you or the NSA.

  2. Tht can’t b fake,only tells us tht humans are da only beings existing, there r more superior creatures than us.

  3. Ts not possible tht God cld only create us and end it there, I believe strongly in other more intelligent creatures than us,bcoz wat else cld be those other 10 planets we vnt been to including da sun,wat abt the other unexplored planets?

  4. This story is fake. I remember being told about this flight by my grandmother.

    Whoever, after some investigation, I found she too was the victim of a hoax…

    In the original story the aircraft is a DC-3, and take off was on April 16th 1939. Now, the “news” was published by the very famous Weekly World News. This newspaper is known for running stories on Elvis still being alive, an Alien that has political opinions and sights of the Loch Ness monster. Since there are no other sources of information other than this ‘dramatical magazine’, you should not believe it. And you should not carry on telling the story, and adding your own ‘facts’.
    You can find the news, here:

  5. BOAC?

    Whoever wrote this should be made aware that BOAC evolved into British Airways @ 1973 after merging with BEA. So no mid-air collision involving a BOAC aircraft ever happened. This adds yet another layer to the already dubious facts in the article. Where is the L-049 plane now? Certainly not in Bogota which if true would have invited a sustained pilgrimage by all worshipers of the unlikely. This sort of article belongs to News of the World that has reported double Decker buses found on the moon.

    • It clearly said the mid air collision was averted by a brittish pilot so george your enitre post is irrelivant. Friday lombe…. most other life is more intelligent than yourself based on the spelling of your post

      • Your attempt to correct one mistake in two comments results in over four failures. Pity and empathy are the reasons the fail count isn’t higher. Failures: You begin to correct George’s post, yourself introducing a mistake with the first word. “It” has not been given the necessary connection to a noun. You fail to correctly spell “British”, The first sentence should have a period following “British”. Not only did you misspell “irrelevant” but question relevance instead of basis. You yourself made a mistake found among individuals trying to elevate intellectual perception without understanding reflexive pronouns

    • No, George, it wasn’t the News of the World but the short lived Daily and Sunday Sport that used to report daft stories to titalate their readers (The Eddie Shah newspaper group) first also to print in colour !!

  6. I think everyone fails to see the one, irrefutable proof that this event can’t happen. Sure, it is possible for an aircraft to successfully land by chance with no crew directing it, but the plane would have RAN OUT OF FUEL after a few days if not hours. Out of all the comments I read not a single person brought up the fact a plane just can’t glide through the air for 40 some years with no fuel for its engines. Sincerely, me.

  7. Utter rubbish. Besides all objections already made, there wouldn’t be 36 easily countable skeletons on board, there would just be a lot of bones rattling about the cabin. Skeletons fall apart once all the soft tissue has rotted. Unless those aliens wired them all back together for dramatic effect, which given the supposition that they bothered to light fags and pour coffee for them, they just might have done, I suppose.

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