The Mull Air Mystery Solved
The Mull Air Mystery is the codename given to the unexplained disappearance of pilot Peter Gibbs in December 1975 while taking off from Glenforshire Airfield, Isle of Mull, Scotland, United Kingdom. Mr. Gibbs was a passenger on the aircraft which was operated by Air Ireland Flight 4. The plane, which was a Cessna twin-engine trainer aircraft, had taken off from Belfast. The plane never arrived on its planned destination, which is Scotland. All on board were either drunk or extremely distraught.
The whole air mystery has so far left the family members baffled as to how their loved one came to be flying alone and unknown to them. There have been repeated sightings over the years however none have ever been confirmed as belonging to the missing plane. It is believed that the unidentified male carried some sort of device that might have helped him to maneuver the aircraft. Many believe that this was no accident.
There is a huge search campaign underway as to the exact whereabouts of the aircraft
There are a number of private planes and even ships going over the waters looking for it. The object of interest which they are after is the Solent Islands. These islands are located in the channel between England and Scotland and at the southern tip of Ireland.
The object has become something of a subject for the press and television cameras. It is believed that this plane was not carrying out a normal flight and was most likely looking for a large spot to land on. There is strong evidence that it landed somewhere in the vicinity of Ballingdon, Leamington Spa or on the Norfolk Broads. However, there has been a strange lack of signs leading in from the site of the supposed landing. There are also a number of small islands nearby which are thought to contain the remains of the mysterious plane.
One theory states that it could be from a World War Two landing craft. This is based on the fact that the plane landed so close to a town which is close to the Suffolk Coast. It could also relate to the fact that the two airmen are from the same base and it could be that they were following radar signals. The weather conditions during that time were also thought to be ideal for a long-deserted landing.
If you are a member of the public who is interested in this find, then you may be able to get in touch with the owner of the site. He is not talking to the press as usual but will be more than willing to talk to you if you come and visit him in person. There is a small fee associated with the search but it is minimal and it is well worth it considering the value of the remains. The site is open from Tuesday to Sunday for viewing and anyone is welcome to join the hunt.
The Suffolk Constabulary are also involved in the hunt after a number of missing persons were discovered close to the site. Although it is not certain how many remains are present, experts have estimated that there could be as many as twenty or thirty in all. All of the remains are still being investigated so it will probably be some time before any conclusions are drawn as to their exact location.
The mystery surrounding the air mystery continues
Who knows what discovery they might make? You can join in by taking part in the police investigation, or you can simply stay tuned to the website. You never know – you might just find the answers that will change your mind about where to invest your next holiday! If you do happen to come across any news concerning the remains of the plane, then you will most likely find it on the internet first thing.