Aviation Safety Network recorded over 80 aircraft missing between 1948 and 2014
According to statistics posted by Aviation Safety Network, between 1948 and 2014, 88 missing planes were registered: passenger, business, cargo and military.
Various statistics were reported in the press, but all were based on the ASN report. In certain situations, certain categories of aircraft, such as the exclusion of business, military or cargo aircraft, etc. were excluded.
The statistics may undergo major changes because there are situations in which the remains of the missing aircraft were discovered even after many years. For example, a BSAA Avro Lancastrian, which disappeared in 1974 between Montevideo, Uruguay and Santiago, Chile, was located in January 2000. Also, the wreck of the AN-12 aircraft belonging to the Indian military forces was located in August 2013, after 45 years after its disappearance with 102 passengers on board.
According to ASN figures, between 1948 and 2014, 28 passenger aircraft, 21 military aircraft and 18 cargo aircraft disappeared. Most aircraft disappeared between 1960 and 1980.
We recall that on 8 March 2014, an aircraft Boeing 777-200ER Malaysian Airlines has disappeared from the radar. It operates the flight MH370 on the route Kuala Lumpur - Beijing. The plane had 239 people on board (227 passengers, including 2 children and 12 crew members). The search continues today. Many hypotheses have been circulated, but so far they cannot be confirmed because there are no aircraft, debris or clues that could lead to solving the case.