English: National Airlines (NA) B-727 N4611, was the second B-727 delivered to the Airlines on November, 11, 1964. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In 1974, Miami International Airport, National Airlines 727 was preparing for a landing and the pilot following the air traffic controllers‘ instructions, when suddenly their blip disappeared on the radar screen. For no reason National Airlines 727 disappeared for a total of ten minutes. The airport officials alerted the coast guard and helicopters scrambled to the location it disappeared. Other airplanes were asked if they see any airplane that crashed but they said no.
Suddenly, the airplane reappeared on the very exact spot where they saw it vanished. The radar operator instructed the 727 to park in a special terminal gate where Federal Aviation officers were awaiting to interview the surprised passengers and pilot who not know that their airplane disappeared for ten minutes with no explanation at all. They also discovered that everyone in the airplane showed their watches to be ten minutes behind. What was more amazing, several airplanes flew exactly on the very same spot where the 727 disappeared and reappered. Another mystery will remain unanswered.
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