July 1949, C-46
Carlon W. Hamilton was air-traffic controller of the airport of Miami in 1949 when this striking disappeared.
It was three o’clock at night and a C-46 came just approaching and asked permission to land. The guiding of the airplane was given in Hamilton’s hands and the airplane descended from 2400 meters to 1800 meters. It was the only airplane on that frequency of the air-traffic controller. The airplane came from Bogotá, Columbia, and the pilot was a personal friend of Hamilton. They talked for a few minutes, after witch he remarked over his unlimited sight: He could see the lights of Miami (at about a distance of 65 kilometers). There were fewer clouds and a weak wind. They disconnected their connection after Hamilton had asked the pilot to connect again after a few minutes. When they herd nothing from the C-46, Hamilton tried to get contact with the airplane, but however without success, therefore he realized that there was something serious, he ordered to turn the rescue team out. They arrived half an hour after the last connection, but nothing was found. The search-operations were continued the next day, without success. There wasn’t even found an oil slick.