9 Aviation Mysteries That Baffled the Experts

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The plight of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 remains unknown as this is written. Being a little over two weeks into this latest aviation mystery, it’s far too early to declare it unsolved. Speculation is still running rampant regarding the disappearance of a Boeing 777 jetliner with 239 passengers and crew on board. Was it hijacked? Did one of the crew go nuts and take the plane on a suicide mission into the ocean? Did it blow up in flight and scatter debris over a large area? Time will tell whether this one is solved or will be recorded along with these other aviation mysteries that have yet to be solved.

1. British P-40 Kittyhawk

During World War II a British Royal Air Force P-40 Kittyhawk fighter aircraft somehow became lost above the desert landscape of North Africa on June 28, 1942. The pilot was presumed lost and the wreckage of the aircraft remained a mystery for 70 years when it was discovered in the Sahara desert in Egypt. It was discovered by an oil company employee during 2012 and found to be largely intact and well-preserved by the desert environment. The pilot’s fate remains a mystery.

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