Millions of passengers travel by air each and every day, and most experience little to no hesitation about it whatsoever. While numerous experts have advised the public that flying is often much safer than your morning commute, there may be some history to prove that every once in a while, flying can be very mysterious, and even dangerous.
The most recent aircraft that has caused a massive media uproar, was the missing Malaysia flight. The news all over the globe ran very personal stories about each passenger, and many families grieved live on television over their losses of loved ones. Often when a flight simply disappears it never does become explained, even many years afterward. What happens to these planes? Do pilots keep them and stash them in tiny towns or compounds? Do they crash over huge bodied of water? Have they been hijacked? These are all common questions when a plane vanishes, and fortunately, with the tremendous advances in technology, many airlines have incredible means to track flights, and as a result, hopefully, in the near future this strange occurrence will continue to decrease.
A Douglas C-54 Skymaster airplane, leased by the Argentine military, crashed and disappeared without a trace. On November 1, 1965, the plane with a total of 68 people, including crew and passengers onboard, either crashed into the Costa Rican jungle or into the Caribbean Sea. The crew had radioed a distress signal, and were going to attempt to divert the plane to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, but the flight was never heard from again. Later, investigators were able to find 25 lifebuoys and some wreckage in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago, but the final resting place of the plane and passengers remains a mystery.