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Tue Jul 24, 2012, 02:32 AM

Latest Amelia Earhart search falls short

(AP) HONOLULU - A $2.2 million expedition that hoped to find wreckage from famed aviator Amelia Earhart's final flight is on its way back to Hawaii without the dramatic, conclusive plane images searchers were hoping to attain.

But the group leading the search, The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, still believes Earhart and her navigator crashed onto a reef off a remote island in the Pacific Ocean 75 years ago this month, its president told The Associated Press on Monday.

"This is just sort of the way things are in this world," TIGHAR president Pat Thrasher said. "It's not like an Indiana Jones flick where you go through a door and there it is. It's not like that - it's never like that."

Thrasher said the group collected a significant amount of video and sonar data, which searchers will pore over on the return voyage to Hawaii this week and afterward to look for things that may be tough to see at first glance.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57478379/latest-amelia-earhart-search-falls-short/



This undated file photo shows Amelia Earhart. A group of scientists and historians have launched a $2.2 million expedition to find out what happened to the famed aviator who went missing over the Pacific Ocean 75 years ago. (AP Photo)

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Rhiannon12866 Jul 2012 OP
Skittles Jul 2012 #1
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2012 #2
longship Jul 2012 #3
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2012 #4
Raine Jul 2012 #5
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2012 #6
Baclava Jul 2012 #7
4th law of robotics Jul 2012 #12
GodlessBiker Jul 2012 #8
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2012 #10
Cooley Hurd Jul 2012 #9
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2012 #11
spanone Jul 2012 #13
Baclava Jul 2012 #14
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2012 #15

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 02:46 AM

1. disappointing

I'd really like this mystery solved in my lifetime!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 02:53 AM

2. That's exactly my thought, too.

I was really hopeful that, with the technology we now have, they'd finally solve this. At least they're not giving up...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 03:27 AM

3. Check Google today. nt

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Response to longship (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 03:48 AM

4. Thanks!

And I did, how I found this story, actually. I've been very interested how this new search had turned out...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 04:13 AM

5. Ah gee, I was really hoping they would find conclusive proof

but I still think this is the place.

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Response to Raine (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 04:30 AM

6. I was, too.

I really thought they would solve it this time, since we've come so far technologically. But at least they're not giving up. I also hope they find the answers in my lifetime.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 05:15 AM

7. They blew $2.2M in 5 days? Riding in a boat? Give that funding to my search team.

I could stretch it out for a month and have a great island party at the end for the crew when we announce she's still missing.
Who wants in?

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Response to Baclava (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 09:35 PM

12. They didn't ration the rum and cuban cigars

 

rookie mistake.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 06:12 AM

8. According to Family Guy, which is an impeccable source...

She was killed by Charles Lindbergh after she saw Lindbergh's baby accidentally flush himself down the toilet.

Case closed.

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Response to GodlessBiker (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 02:18 PM

10. Thanks for solving that...

They could have saved millions! Now we know...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 06:46 AM

9. Kick & Rec. Finding anything of her of the aircraft is like a needle in a haystack

...unfortunately

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 09:30 PM

11. With today's technology, I had high hopes

And they haven't given up. I'm hoping that the solve this in my lifetime. She deserves to be found after all these years...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 09:36 PM

13. give it up....

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Response to spanone (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 10:24 PM

14. ran out of fuel, splashed down, somewhere in the middle of a 17.000 ft deep ocean

keep looking

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Response to spanone (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 02:32 AM

15. Well, I'm not exactly in charge of this, LOL.

But with the technology we have today, I have hopes that we can finally solve the mystery of her disappearance. I hardly think it's the most important issue in the world right now, but lots of folks are still interested and I'd like to see this put to rest in my lifetime, think it's a part of our history...

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