Updated: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:30:00 GMT | By Andy Young, Agencies
The biggest aviation mysteries: In pictures

Sixty years after a military aircraft crashed in Alaska, the remains of some of the service members onboard have now been recovered. It is similar to the Air France flight that disappeared only to be found after two years in the Atlantic Ocean. More recently, Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 went missing and is yet to be found. Here's a look at some unforgettable aircraft mysteries



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(This image provided by the U.S. Air Force shows an undated photo of a C-124A Globemaster cargo aircraft similar to the plane that went down on the Colony Glacier in Alaska in 1952 killing all 52 people onboard.)

Decades after a military aircraft crashed in Alaska, the remains of some of the service members onboard were found and identified in June 2014. The C-124 Globemaster was flying from the McChord Air Force Base in Washington to Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage and hit a mountain on November 22, 1952. There were 52 crew members and passengers aboard.

Due to bad weather efforts to reach the crash site were hampered. Though the wreckage and crash site were identified, none of the bodies could be located. It was likely to have been buried in snow. However, in June 2012 the wreckage was discovered again, this time by the Alaska National Guard. The remains of 17 people have been recovered now while 35 more are yet to be located.

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