Mapping Every "Vanished" Plane Since 1948

Tyler Durden's picture

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.



Source: Bloomberg

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Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

We are so proud of our technological achievements, but still can't find a lost plane.

Dr. Engali's picture

How do you know for sure that it's lost? Or that we really want it 'found'?

Mister Kitty's picture

Those poor people are dead.  Let's not get caught up in conspiracy theories.  Bitches.

Dr. Engali's picture

First of all here at the Hedge it's bitchez! And secondly, why don't you try contributing something real to the conversation instead of a link to your blog? Maybe people will take you a little more seriously.

Quus Ant's picture

Blog or not- how could you not take someone seriously who posts under the moniker "Mister Kitty"? 

I envisage a pussy with a mustache.  Something like this:


Screams credibility.  I'd let that pussy hold my keys anyday.

Quus Ant out.

Skateboarder's picture

Let's cut to the chase... it was aliens.

Pinto Currency's picture

MH370 has flown over and disappeared into one of the deepest trenches in the ocean southwest of Australia.

It is there.

Nothing to see here folks. 

Move along.

Now how about the March Madness final 16?

Quus Ant's picture

It is about to disappear down the memory hole if that's what you mean.

Only to be brought up at awkward family dinners by that weird uncle who eats all the pie. 

If you don't want to be said guy, best 86 the thing as well. 


And take it easy on the pie.

caustixoid's picture

Brilliant observation.    Only the crazy, it seems, are unable to eject all previous knowledge and replace it with what the TV said today.

I'm that weird uncle. People keep wanting me to shut my pie-hole.  Which gets me more pie.  Which is good, because I'd rather eat pie than listen to drones talk about what the TV just said.  Might be why I'm getting fat.  Thanks for the advice.

Pinto Currency's picture


The Jindalee radar would have tracked this aircraft in real time but we are now hearing about suspicious items spotted by satellite in the midst of a massive ocean garbage gyre off the west coast of Australia over top of a 25,000 ft. deep ocean trench 2 weeks later?

Too big an area and too deep for the aircraft to be found in the near term.

And the announcement is by the Aussie Prime Minister because nobody else has the stomach for this b.s.?

Perhaps reality is a bit more real.

I would bet that the aircraft is sitting in hangar somewhere before believing this political construct.

After Weapons of Mass Destruction, I'd think that we all need a bit better fact set than Abbott's presentation.


zhandax's picture

From the admittedly piss-poor image I saw, that 'debris' looked remarkably like an ocean freight container.  Agree with the PM theory.  This whole charade fails the sniff test.

Pinto Currency's picture


Aussie rules question period as PM Abbott grinds the gears hunting for reverse:

Translation "We owed it to the MH370 families to emotionally whipsaw them and shift the search all over hell's half acre.


Too bad for Abbott that the woman to the left of him has a brain, a b.s. detector, and a vein of decency:

caustixoid's picture

Just watch "House of Cards".  Pretty much every character makes Walter White look like a choir boy.   Rings WAY more true than "the West Wing".    I can't watch a politician say anything now without realizing it's 100% grade A bullshit, without exception.

rule by psychopaths

GetZeeGold's picture



Freescale Semiconductor....and the covert hardware.


The course was plotted for Diego Garcia......I'd look there first.


So I'm supposed to believe the engines ping the satellites just once an hour.....OK.....whatever.

So what's this about a certain retired General on Hannity talking about Boeing contacting an airline dispatch warning an airliner losing oil pressure to not idle the engine on landing so it didn't lose all pressure and destroy the engine?


Welcome to the black op dopeshow.


Don't bother asking Boeing where the plane is....cause I don't they're going to talk...but I bet they've got a pretty good idea.

I would think GPS coords would be part of that data feed....cause why not?

Element's picture

The thing that bothers me is it probably led to the downgrade of the search elsewhere, so they better be right about the military-grade sat images seeing something "credible", or this is not going to go down too well.

zhandax's picture

That's the whole point.

Element's picture

I just read a story that says 4 planes are still searching the northern arc area.

Nexus789's picture

Abbott was on a role after he had 'sorted' out Putin

DanDaley's picture

If you did an audit of 2 places, Ft. Knox and Diego Garcia, you would probably learn that in the first, the gold is missing, and on the second, the plane is there.  

Quus Ant's picture

Pie is everyman's god given right. 


But just like not all pie is good- key lime pie I'm looking at you- not all knowledge is good. If we're completely honest this conspiracy shit gets us nowhere.  It isolates us socially and it disempowers because knowing a thing changes no-thing.  Everyone knows Kennedy was killed in a conspiracy and what has it changed? "Sheeple" know this instinctually and flee from isolating, disempowering knowledge while we few, we unhappy few, the damned, cling to our principles.....

and our pie.

Element's picture

Yeah, OK, but if posting somethind like this helps wake-up a 20-something that marching off to war and honing your mass murder skills, for this system, is maybe a bad idea, then that's not entirely for nothing.

Quus Ant's picture

Hey, I get it.  I'm neck deep in this shiz too, brother.

But not so far gone I can't take a good hard look at myself and those like me and laugh.

caustixoid's picture

Ecclesiastes 1:18 "For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow."

i.e. "ignorance is bliss"

If you're gonna wade into the truth you better get some laughs, get some exercise, get some nature, and choose an absorbable intoxicant "for those big lie days"

zhandax's picture

Sounds like we share a similar philosophy, although I need to work on the exercise part more.  Seems I have been turned into a desk potato the last couple of years.  There are several people at work I have turned on to ZH who told me two weeks later, 'I just couldn't take it anymore.  It's too real.'

Mitzibitzi's picture

Same here, unfortunately; I'm not a fat bastard but I'm probably carrying 20Ibs I could do without. Too many years sitting in vehicles or at a bench fixing electronic/mechanical stuff, followed by 3 or 4 beers, as there's fuck all else to do on most British military bases. Plus I find most forms of exercise pretty fucking boring. I like walking the dogs, do a bit of canoeing and cycling and do some archery and shooting but going to the gym or swimming pool bores me to death. The wife wants to do more hill-walking/hiking this summer, though, as the two youngest are old enough to keep up now, so we'll see how the waistline does with that.

As big a problem now, though, is the increasing cost of a decent diet. Funny how shit that'll make you fat, clog your arteries and give you diabetes is still relatively cheap, ain't it!

DanDaley's picture

Tennis is the most neurotic sport ever invented -don't hit it too far to the right or left, don't hit it too far (baseline), but hit it hard enough to get it over the net and hard enough to keep it away from your opponent. Best learned when you are an adolescent and have endless energy and are still dumb enough to chase a stupid ball all over hell-and-gone. Better than golf, though, as you get to hit the ball more than once every half-hour.

V in PA's picture

"The only thing that stops you from reaching your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself" - Saw it on some workout site.

Incubus's picture

I was a vegetative lard-crop for a long time.


It comes down to will power.  I looked at myself one day and realized that I had enough and that I was disgusted beyond belief with myself.  I haven't looked back.  8 inches off of my waistline since. I don't know how I went all of those years without a compulsion to keep myself in shape. 



Element's picture

Awesome quote, I don't remember ever reading that in the bible so I looked it up to make sure it was there, and was. cheers


One for RM's wall.

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

Ecclesiastes 1:18 "For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow."

Couldn't agree more, the more I find out the more miserable I get. People around me have no idea what is going on, I have stopped trying to tell them because they just don't want to know.

Ignorance is bliss: Indeed.


Element's picture

I'm laughing too bro. ;-)

zhandax's picture

You have obviously been eating key lime pie north of Lake Okeechobee.

DeadFred's picture

I swear I don't eat all the pie! Well maybe all the sweetpotato pie but nobody else likes it and I made it anyway.

laboratorymike's picture

I thought this was a distraction so we wouldn't think about the Ukraine situation???

kaiserhoff's picture

Ya know Tylers, I didn't like this title.  High tech in '48 was vacuum tubes, but it's growing on me, and hell, anything but ilene.  Will the suffering never end?

A DC-3, better known as a Goony Bird, for obvious reasons, is not a triple seven.  But there's a hell of a lot of blue water out there, and like the song says, all it takes is a spark.

thamnosma's picture

DC-3s were used for lots of black operations in and out of 3rd world proxy wars as well as drug running.   If you needed to land at funky airstrips, that was your baby.  Not surprised some of those got lost one way or another.   Good plane though.

And don't insult vacuum tubes.  i still use them for damn good home audio.  I've got an amp that uses Russian 6C33C tubes, used to be on MIGs.

kaiserhoff's picture

Hey, I love low tech.  We trade horses with the Amish:)  Learned to fly on a J-3.  How many tail dragger vets do you meet?  Wouldn't mind trying a spit fire.

Never flew a Goony, but I loved to listen to the old hanger rats.  They said "if everything else goes to hell, you can just stick your head out the window, and see where you are."  

Shit fire.  Try that on a triple seven and see what happens.

Ecclesia Militans's picture

Brother flew a DC-3 from Brazzaville to Kinshasa back in 1995; the plane was flown by a South African pilot who looked like Santa Claus and had a picture of a beer bottle painted on the side.  He entered thorugh the hatch at the rear and walked 'uphill' to his seat, and while flying over the Congo River low enough to smell the water he could look out his window and see the crocodiles.

Element's picture

The Canadian Caribous were far better, not many of them went missing because they ruled in that domain for decades.

Mitzibitzi's picture

Yup, another tube enthusiast here, too. Though it's more guitar/synth stuff I build, than hifi. I do have a pretty sweet stereo amp (2+2W) on the bench with 6SN7GTB triode output stages, though. It's not very high fidelity, compared to some designs, but makes a pleasant noise that doesn't tire your ears like the shitty class-D chip-amps most modern consumer audio gear seems to use.

I'm also in the process of rebuilding a 70s Bang & Olufsen turntable. Originally had a reasonably good transistor output amplifier in it but one of the dead transistors is a wierd Ge device that is made of unobtainium nowadays, so I'm reworking it with a tube circuit I found in an real old Mullard applications book I got at a garage sale. Still has a ground loop hum issue that I haven't quite solved but other than that it sounds pretty damn sweet.

detached.amusement's picture

Mullard applications book?  What a great and lucky find!


Mullard XF2 dual halo getters, best EL34 ever made!

detached.amusement's picture

my sweet lordylord, it takes quite a special loser to troll someone on other threads and junk them for them having told you you're wrong somewhere else.

zionhead's picture

Gandolf is right, long ago JFK tried to get AZC classified as "Alien Lobbyist", for that classification he was assasinated and the Aliens renamed themselves "AIPAC", the rest is your history.


PhysicalRealm's picture

Aliens makes much more sense than this, but this proves the dumbing down of the US is complete.  According to Billy Graham's Daughter,  the "missing airliner offers a glimpse of a post-Rapture world."

European American's picture

"Let's cut to the chase... it was aliens."


Actually, I tend to keep a distance from the subject of "aliens", mainly because I have yet to have a direct experience to that realm, that I'm aware of, but I just got an email from a friend who I would have never thought would send something like this to me. I know, a little "corny", but in this day and age...what it's worth...


March 18, 2014, High Falls, NY.  A comprehensive announcement describing the rescue of Flight 370 has been recorded by LightWeb News.  The plane was suffering hydraulic failure, was in an uncontrolled state, at risk of imminent destruction.  Whisked out of the air in mid-flight, it was taken aboard an enormous spacecraft from Sirius, claimed to be part of the Federation fleet under the Ashtar Command, whose full report is available from LightWeb News.  

Radar pictures confirm the appearance of alien craft and the sudden disappearance of Flight 370. Confusion reigns in the search and rescue efforts because of the astonishing anomaly which points directly to extremely advanced technological intervention.  

Read the full explanation from this source, which cites the connection between sightings of cigar-shaped UFO's in the skies over conflict areas (recently the Ukraine), the capture and safety of the passengers, and a new demand for countries around the globe to participate in initiating NESARA law.  

Commander Ashtar claims responsibility for the rescue and for the demands, in cooperation with the passengers, who have offered to act as "hostages" to bring about immediate world peace.  The entire interview can be obtained by contacting Dr. Kathryn E. May at

simplejustice's picture

This sounds like something out B.e.e.z.e.l.b.u.b.'s (GD. Spell checker) journal.

samcontrol's picture


maybe, but probably not..

sometimes I find a lack of logic on Zh on certain topics.

and why are they including the Uruguayos I had lunch with last weekend?

and they where not found, you guys know that ,, two guys just climbed out of the Andes... 10 minutes for a bird can be a long time for one of us aliens .