The most mysterious disappearance of the aircraft

The most mysterious disappearance of the aircraft

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The shocking disappearance of a plane that was flying a Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight attracted the attention of millions of people from all over the world. The search for the aircraft and passengers is still ongoing. What happened to the 293 passengers and crew after the plane left Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia for Beijing on March 8, 2014?

No one can give an answer to this yet. The plane disappeared from radar about an hour after departure, being 220 km from the coast of Malaysia.

However, this is not the first case of this kind of mysterious disappearance. Although the aircraft rarely disappears without a single trace, there have been several such examples in the history of aviation.

Here are a few half-guessing or unsolved mysteries.

Amelia Earhart

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One of the most famous incidents in aviation history is the disappearance of the American female pilot Amelia Earhart. Amelia disappeared in her twin-engined monoplane Electra near Howland Island over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to fly around the world.

Earhart became known as the first woman who flew over the Atlantic. Theories concerning her fate are still of concern to researchers. Some say that she just fell into the ocean, others that she was captured, others that she changed her name and is still alive, the fourth that aliens had abducted her.

Traces of her aircraft were never found, despite numerous attempts, and Amelia Earhart was officially declared dead in 1939.

Bermuda Triangle

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The series of disappearances was associated with the so-called "Bermuda Triangle" - a huge area in the ocean between Florida, Puerto Rico and Bermuda.

On December 5, 1945, the five planes disappeared without a trace, from which the legend of the Bermuda Triangle began. The training mission of five torpedo bombers, led by an experienced instructor, flew from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. One and a half hours after the start of the mission, the pilots reported that they had lost direction and could not find the landmarks. In radio communications instructor Taylor reported that both of his compass out of order. Weather conditions deteriorated, they could not find the shore and tried to land on the water.Even more strange was the fact that one of the planes sent in search of the lost training mission also disappeared.

Two more passenger planes disappeared in this area in 1948 and 1949, and more than 51 people disappeared.

Star Dust and the mysterious Morse code

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On August 2, 1947, the BSAA Star Dust, departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, in Santiago, Chile, disappeared, leaving behind several unanswered questions. The plane, owned by British South American Airways (BSAA), was heading for the Andes Mountains. He never reached his destination, but the radio operator managed to send the last mysterious message using the Morse code "STENDEC", and then disappeared.

There were several theories about what happened to the aircraft and the meaning of the last message, including alien attacks, sabotage and the deliberate bombing of an aircraft to destroy diplomatic documents. Most likely, the plane crashed into an almost vertical wall of snow, which caused an avalanche that littered the wreckage.

Star Dust aircraft was found only 50 years later, when two Argentine climbers found fragments of the engine and scraps of clothing.

The mystery of flight 191

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This riddle relates not to one, but to a series of incidents that occurred for more than 40 years with planes with this number.

One of the worst air crashes in the history of American aviation occurred during the crash of American Airlines flight 191, which crashed a few minutes after taking off in Chicago, killing 258 passengers and 13 crew members. Another crash of flight 191 occurred with an experimental X-15 flight of flight 191, which crashed in 1967, killing a pilot, and a JetBlue Airways flight of flight 191 in 2012, when the commander had a panic attack and passengers tried to restrain him.

Some superstitious airlines even decided to abandon flight number 191.

Miracle in the Andes: a plane crash in the Andes in 1972

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A Uruguayan air force charter plane with 45 passengers and crew, including a rugby team from Montevideo, crashed in the Andes on October 13, 1972. Of the 45 people on the plane, 12 died. The authorities did not know about the survivors for 72 days. Meanwhile, another 6 passengers died in an avalanche that covered the wreckage of the plane, where they were hiding. The remaining 16 passengers survived only by resorting to cannibalism. They were found more than two months after the plane disappeared.

In this story, the movie "Live" was shot in 1993.

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