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Mysterious Plane Crashes

  • By Lexi Krock
  • Posted 01.30.01
  • NOVA

Aircraft accidents are thankfully rare. Even rarer are those whose cause or causes experts have not been able to determine with certainty. In this slide show, follow a century's worth of mysterious plane crashes, from Orville Wright's ill-fated flight of September 1908 to the 1999 crash of EgyptAir Flight 990.

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In this slide show, review a number of aircraft accidents whose definitive causes remain a matter of debate.

This feature originally appeared on the site for the NOVA program Vanished!.


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