Every Plane That's Disappeared Since 1948

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With the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in its second week, the Bloomberg Visual Data team created this map of the 80+ large aircraft declared missing since 1948. "Large aircraft" is defined as "planes capable of carrying more than 14 people." There are more yellow dots on here than I expected, and that includes 11 lost planes since 2005.

Here's a pretty good recap of the various open questions related to the flight's disappearance.

The Afternoon Map is a semi-regular feature in which we post maps and infographics. In the afternoon. Semi-regularly. Thanks to Dave Merrill and Bloomberg Visual Data for this one.

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March 16, 2014 - 4:45pm
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