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Dozens of Planes Have Vanished in Post-WWII Era

Some 83 aircraft have been declared “missing” since 1948, according to data compiled by the Aviation Safety Network. The list includes planes capable of carrying more than 14 passengers and where no trace — bodies or debris — has ever been found.

Updated March 20, 2014

Jan. 1, 1985
Found in a Glacier
In 2006 a climbing team on Mount Illimani, Bolivia’s second-highest peak, discovered the wreckage of a Boeing 727. The Eastern Air Lines plane had crashed soon after takeoff in 1985, killing all 29 people aboard.

Source: Aviation Safety Network

GRAPHIC: DAVE MERRILL, CHLOE WHITEAKER & ALEX TRIBOU / BLOOMBERG VISUAL DATA