Technology in aircrafts are so accurate and up-to-date that it is, by many, considered to be the safest way of travelling. But before the advent of all this technology, it was not a rare thing that planes would vanish in thin air, not to heard from at all.
Private aircrafts with single passenger/pilot are easier to go missing because of the size of the craft but for larger cargo crafts, it is not a very frequent occurrence. But aircrafts have been going missing for quite a long time now even though in the present times, incident like these are few and far between.
One of the first incidents of missing aircrafts can be traced back to the year 1938 when a Transcontinental & Western Air Douglas DC-2 went missing, two hours after takeoff .
In the years that followed many planes have been known to go missing with the highest number of them in the year 1944 with a total of 24 planes disappearing, never to be found again.