Rita Cant of FoxNews.com in her article “Lawyer: “Bermuda Triangle” Plane stolen by Human Trafficker,” reports that a plane carrying twelve people has disappeared in and area known as the Bermuda Triangle. It was being flown by a person known to be involved with human trafficking.
Dominican drug authorities knew the name of the pilot when they reported the plane missing.
Adrian Jimenez, an ex-Navy cadet, lost his permit to fly when it was found he had been operating a multi-engine plane when all he was supposed to be flying was a helicopter. Further he was suspected of narcotics involvement.
The case is being investigated by Luis Irizarry who is an attorney for the plane’s carrier Puerto Rico Airlines. The plane was stolen.
The plane in question is a Britten-Norman Trislander. It is a multi-engine plane. The plane was sent to Santiago to an “Atlantic Airlines” for a test flight and encountered Jimenez who began loading people onto the plane. When he was advised he couldn’t fly the plane he simply said his company had purchased the plane that morning. So of course, he was given the keys no questions asked.
The plane left and 35 minutes into the flight issued a mayday call.
The details of this situation are so bizarre that it is embarrassing to recount them.
Irzarry can’t be contacted by phone but has said that he thinks Atlantic Airlines may not exist. Am I to believe that a reputable airline would just “send a plane” without checking into a company? Further, Irzarry suggests, I guess with what is supposed to be a “tongue-in-cheek” remark that the plane was claimed by the mysterious forces of the Bermuda Triangle.
What does he want? He wants remuneration for the lost plane asking $225,000.
If you are not familiar with the “Bermuda Triangle,” it is also known as the “Devil’s Triangle.” It is an area in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean where people and planes seem to disappear under weird circumstances.
However, I dare to predict that is not the case here.
People on that plane were apparently paying $13,000 to come to the United States illegally. There was a proven incompetent crook flying the plane who issued a mayday call after just a few minutes into the flight. Usually ghosts don’t tell you to let people know you are disappearing.
No, sadly this plane crashed because it was on a covert flight with a pilot at the controls who didn’t know what he was doing. It gets even uglier when you find out that this type of behavior is done with full knowledge of Dominican authorities.
Perhaps these people were breaking the law but they shouldn’t have had to pay with their lives.
The saddest thing, however, is that the only concern seems to come from a guy who just wants money for the lost plane.