Airplanes that disappear without a trace

A Consolidated B-24 Liberator, an American heavy bomber, disappeared on APril 4, 1943 while heading to the bombing of Naples. A Lady Be Good of the 376th squadron of US bombers, crashed 710 kilometers off the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The debris of the airplane was found in 1958

An Avro Lancastrian transport airplane of British South American Airways disappeared on August 2, 1947, when flying from Buenos Aires to Santiago. A strange message was received from the airplane, but the message was never deciphered. In 1998, two Argentine climbers found the fragments of the airplane on Tupungato Mount

James Stephen "Steve" Fossett (April 22, 1944 - c. September 3, 2007) was an American businessman and a record-setting aviator, sailor, and adventurer. On September 3, 2007 Fossett was reported missing after the plane he was flying over the Great Basin Desert in Nevada failed to return. Despite a month of searches by the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and others, Fossett could not be found and the search by CAP was called off on October 2, 2007. Privately funded and privately directed search efforts continued, but after a request from Fossett's wife he was declared legally dead on February 15, 2008.


On May 31, 2009, an airplane of Air France enroute from Rio de Janeiro to Paris went off radar screens about four hours after take off. Its debris and the crash site was found in 24 hours. The fragments of the jetliner and human remains were recovered on June 3, 2011. 

Two passenger planes of British South American Airways disappeared on January 30, 1948 and on January 17, 1949 in the Bermuda Triangle. The search for the missing planes yielded no results

A Lockheed Electra 10E with US writer Amelia Mary Earhart disappeared on July 2, 1937 as the plane was flying around the globe.  By the time of its disappearance, the crew had overcome the distance of more than 22,000 miles - 80 percent of the entire route. 

Boeing 777-200ER, Flight 370 of Malaysia Airlines disappeared on March 8, 2014. The plane was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Several fragments of the plane were found on July 29, 2015 on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean