Detailed video showing exactly how Titan sub imploded and killed five men on board becomes YouTube sensation and is watched by 5M people in just 11 days
- The Titan submersible lost communications with its support vessel on June 18, during a descent to the wreck of the Titanic 12,500 feet beneath the surface
- YouTube account AiTelly detailed the implosion which occurred last month
A detailed video showing exactly how the Titan submersible imploded and killed five men on board has gone viral on social media.
YouTube account AiTelly detailed the unnerving implosion which occurred last month – showing how and why the sub, destined for the wreckage of the Titanic, collapsed in on itself due to immense underwater pressure.
The Titan submersible lost communications with its support vessel on Sunday, June 18, during a descent to the wreck of the Titanic 12,500 feet beneath the surface.
Days later, its debris was recovered. It was said to have suffered a ‘catastrophic implosion’.
Tourists Hamish Harding, 58, Shahzada Dawood, 48, and his son Sulaiman Dawood, 19, French Navy pilot Paul-Henry (PH) Nargeolet and OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush all died on the submersible.
YouTube account AiTelly detailed the unnerving implosion which occurred last month – showing how and why the sub, destined for the wreckage of the Titanic, collapsed in on itself due to immense underwater pressure
New animations show how the sub imploded, killing the men inside
Five people had been on board, including British billionaire adventurer Hamish Harding (left) and Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman, who was just 19
French Navy veteran PH Nargeolet (left) was on the sub along with Stockton Rush (right), CEO of the OceanGate Expedition
On June 18, the OceanGate sub was launched around 8am in the Atlantic Ocean above the site of the Titanic shipwreck.
The five passengers started to descend as Rush piloted the vessel. At 9:45am it lost contact with its mothership, the Polar Prince.
OceanGate Expeditions took eight hours to report the missing sub to the US Coast Guard after it lost contact.
That led to a massive international response to rescue the five passengers. Ships from across the globe started to make the trek to help search for the missing sub while the hours and estimated oxygen ticked down.
Days later, it was announced the five people aboard the sub were believed to have been killed in a likely implosion.
It was also revealed that a US Navy monitoring system picked up a possible sound of the implosion in the descent – but search efforts continued.
After announcing the death of the five passengers, it was later revealed that debris form the imploded sub was found near the site of the Titanic.
Their investigation started at the end of June, a day after it emerged human remains were found during the recovery mission and segments of the vessel were brought ashore.
Superintendent Kent Osmond, of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said a team of investigators has been established with the ‘sole purpose’ of determining whether a criminal investigation would be warranted.
‘Such an investigation will proceed only if our examination of the circumstances indicate criminal, federal or provincial laws may possibly have been broken,’ he said.
‘Following the US Coast Guard’s announcement earlier this week that debris from the submersible was located and all five on board were presumed dead, we will now look at the circumstances that led to those deaths.
‘Our investigators are engaged and active in this matter as of this morning. Once a determination has been made as to whether or not a full investigation will be launched, we will provide an update at that time.’