Malaysian flight 370 is not the first flight to mysteriously disappear.
According to the data compiled by the Aviation Safety Network, some 83 aircraft have been declared “missing” since 1948.
As this Bloomberg map shows, Malaysian flight 370 is not the first flight to mysteriously disappear. 83 flights have vanished since 1948. 80 of them have never been found again (the dots in yellow).
This map only includes flights capable of carrying more than 14 passengers and where no trace — bodies or debris — has ever been found.
Some more curious stats:
- Five planes were missing in the famous Bermuda Triangle.
- The DC-3 is the airplane with the higher count of disappearances: 19.
- The average number of people missing: 13.
- The average number of vanished flight per year: 1.2.
Check out the full Bloomberg’s infographic here.