A very interesting thing happened here in Ecuador today. It was officially announced that the SAETA Vickers Viscount that dissapeared on August 15, 1976 was found crashed against the world's tallest volcano: Mt. Chimborazo (6310m above sea level, also the highest point from the center of the earth). This plane was covering a daily Quito-Cuenca route when it dissapeared after its last contact with the Ambato airport.
Hundreds of people were contacted to help find the plane, and in fact, many expeditions were sent out to look in Mt. Chimborazo without any results. Some theories said that the plane crashed in another nearby volcano: Mt. Altar. Nothing was found there so people started to hypothesize about what could have happened with the plane. Some said it was hijacked and de-routed to Cuba or Colombia, while others said it was taken up by UFOs. The fact that it could have crashed in the Ecuadorean jungle was not discarded.
Global warming and the constant climate change in the country have caused the glaciers on Mt. Chimborazo to melt, causing the plane to become visible. It was found last November by some members of a local mountain climbing club at an altitude of about 5100m above sea level. However, the Air Force and the Armed Forces decided to keep this confidential (don't ask me why, the military is like that here). Finally today, everyone knows what happened to the plane that had dissapeared for 26 years. Of course, there are no survivors, and the pieces (most of them aren't bigger than a couple of centimeters) are scattered in a 600m radius. The causes: probably the same ones that caused another SAETA Viscount covering the same route to dissapear a few years later.
Amazing, isn't it?