As this Bloomberg map shows, Malaysian flight 370 is not the first flight to mysteriously disappear. Eighty-three flights have vanished since 1948 -- 80 of them never to be found again (the dots in yellow). This map only includes flights capable of carrying more than 14 passengers.
Some more curious stats:
- Five planes were missing in the famous Bermuda Triangle.
- The DC-3 is the aeroplane with the higher count of disappearances: 19.
- The average number of people missing: 13.
- The average number of vanished flight per year: 1.2.
Check out the full Bloomberg infographic here.