The news (and lack of) about the Malaysian Airlines flight that went missing on early Saturday morning, March 8th has many people and experts baffled as to what happened and where all 239 people on board could be. Interestingly, this is not the first time a plane has disappeared without a trace. Here are 5 examples of doomed flights that are still unaccounted for.
The most famous doomed expedition, Amelia Earhart’s goal of flying around the world in 1937 was mysteriously cut short when communication signals were lost. Her last transmission on July 2nd was entirely normal, until it became the last anyone would hear from her.
In 1944, Glenn Miller – a notable big band leader- and crew were en route to France when their plane disappeared over the English Channel . No distress signal was sent, and no explanation or wreckage has been recovered.
December 5th, 1945 was a day that sparked more speculation about the so-called “Bermuda Triangle”. Five navy bombers departed Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a training mission, but all five planes disappeared without a trace within the fabled area. Before losing radio communication, the training instructor radioed that their compasses weren’t working and they were disoriented. No traces of the planes were ever found.
Rescue For Flight 19
Even more baffling of a plane disappearance, the crew that was sent to rescue the five navy bomber in Flight 19 also disappeared and no traces of the plane were ever found.
In 2003, a Boeing 727 vanished after taking off from Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport somewhere around the Angolan capital of Luanda. The plane was headed for Burkina Faso when it departed with its lights off and a bad transponder. Reports vary as to weather there were one or four passengers aboard. Eleven years later, the plane has still not been found.
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