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Location Of Every Plane That Has Disappeared Since 1948

When a plane disappears it’s considered a big deal, whether it’s a passenger plane full of people or a small plane with a party of two, but large aircraft disappearances are given the most attention.

A large aircraft is defined as a “plane carrying more than 14 people” and since 1948 80+ large aircraft have gone missing, eleven of which have gone missing since 2005.

The Bloomberg Visual Data team created this interactive map, which reveals the 83 large aircraft that were declared missing since 1948, during the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 in 2014.

(Since their interactive map seems to be offline at the moment here's a link to the original source, which was created by the AviationSafetyNetwork.)

It's interesting to note that only a few of the crashes happened inland, and Australia seems to have remained crash free.

-Via mental_floss


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