'Unprecedented' disappearance of aircraft as 13 planes vanish from radar

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  1. uggboy
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    'Unprecedented' disappearance of aircraft as 13 planes vanish from radar

     
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    oh wow... wonder what could have caused that......
     
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    ...me too, lets me equally wonder about the mysterious MH370 disappearance.
     
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    Antiquated ATC radar/equipment, just like in the US, perhaps.
     
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    Alien abduction. What else?!
     
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    Complete radar failures have not been unknown, including in the US and often coverage in a specific smaller area fails due to one antenna or more failing. This sounds as though somebody ignorant of ATC misunderstood a fairly normal event. Of course, I could be wrong...
     
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    Have they ever found the USS Philadelphia which completely disappeared with all aboard for a long time during WWII ?

    Flying from MIA-YYZ on an evening flight on EA, as we were approaching the airport for a landing in heavy clouds, we heard the familiar clunk clunk of the landing gear coming back up as we started a steep fast turn and climb. A few minutes later the FO came on with the announcement "You may have noticed that we've just recycled our landing gear and are now climbing. We've just learned that the radar at YYZ has gone down and we'll have to wait up here until they can fix the problem". After about thirty minutes we were once again on our way in for a smooth landing.
     
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    You mean this ship?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Philadelphia_(CL-41)

    According to Wikipedia, she was decommissioned in 1947, sold to Brazil in 1951, and scrapped in 1973.
     
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    Yes, thanks, at least I got the Philadelphia part right.
    :rolleyes:

    Thanks too to Letterboy for the Wiki link to the real USS Philadelphia, which I read in full while looking for the disappearance story that never happened to that ship. HaveMilesWillTravel cleared my fog up (pun..sorry) on that one.
     

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