I am pondering the fate of a 45 ATG crew in a Ventura (FP647) that was lost after taking off from Trinidad. The direct line between Waller Army Airfield, Trinidad, and their next stop in Belem was two thirds over land, including Suriname, French Guiana and Brazil.

Can anyone tell me if the route did indeed go over land directly, or did it take a swing out over the water for any reason? I am wondering it the plane could have crashed in a jungle somewhere and might still one day be discovered?

The original thread on this one is here:

http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?4015-P-O-John-Allen-Ovens-RCAF-J-27170-another-ferry-flight-FTR