Tue Mar 20, 2012, 04:26 AM
ellisonz (26,318 posts)
Search for Amelia Earhart Starts Again
A renewed high-tech search for remains of the famous pilot and her plane will start this summer.
By Rossella Lorenzi
Mon Mar 19, 2012 09:30 PM ET
The search for Amelia Earhart will resume this summer in the waters off Nikumaroro, an uninhabited island in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati where the legendary pilot might have died as a castaway.
With support from the Discovery Channel, the expedition will be carried out by the The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), which has long been investigating the last, fateful flight taken by Earhart 75 years ago.
The new expedition will use high tech underwater equipment to search for pieces of Earhart's plane.
The tall, slender, blond pilot mysteriously vanished while flying over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937 during a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator.
Clinton wades into Amelia Earhart mystery
By MATTHEW LEE | Associated Press – 3 hrs ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is wading into one of the 20th century's most enduring mysteries: the fate of American aviator Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the South Pacific 75 years ago.
Clinton is meeting Tuesday with historians and scientists from The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, which will launch a new search in June for the wreckage of Earhart's plane off the remote island of Nikumaroro. The group believes Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan may have managed to land on the island and survived for a short time. Others believe they crashed into the ocean.
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What's your Amelia Earhart disappearance theory? I've got 2 coconuts riding on capture by the Japanese
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Wed Mar 21, 2012, 01:02 PM
MicaelS (4,386 posts)
1. I lean toward the Gardner Island / Nikumaroro hypothesis
I think TIGHAR is going to eventually find the plane or parts of it in this area.