A Brief History
On January 17, 2017, the sad saga of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 came to an end of sorts, when authorities announced an end to the futile search for the lost airliner. The fact that we still cannot find the huge Boeing 777 jetliner in this modern era is amazing, but the incident fits with other airplane disappearances, some which we list here:
Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Model 10-E Electra that disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937.
Bandleader Glenn Miller in a US Army Noorduyn UC-64A over the English Chanel in 1944.
South American Airways lost two Avro Tudor IV airliners in 1948 and 1949, both over the Atlantic Ocean.
US Congressmen Boggs and Begich disappeared over Alaska in a Cessna 310 in 1972.
None of these planes has yet been found.
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For more information, please see…
Soucie, David. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Why It Disappeared and Why It s Only a Matter of Time Before This Happens Again. Skyhorse Publishing, 2015.
Van Heest, V.O. Fatal Crossing: The Mysterious Disappearance of NWA Flight 2501 and the Quest for Answers. In-Depth Editions, 2013.
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