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Amelia Earhart Lockheed Model 10 Resting Place To Remain A Mystery, For Now
2012-07-20 19:38:15

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A little more than a week after the Earhart Project got underway in Nikumaroro, The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery's (TIGHAR) month-long mission searching for the theorized final resting place of the Lockheed Model 10 Electra that Amelia Earhart was attempting to fly around the world, executive director Ric Gillespie has decided to wrap up the mission and head for Honolulu, perhaps a disappointing end to what was...

Fed Ex Making Dreams Come True For TIGHAR And Earhart Project
2012-07-03 11:12:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Seventy-five years and one day after the disappearance of one of the world´s most famous aviators -- Amelia Earhart -- TIGHAR will set sail from Honolulu, Hawaii for the small uninhabited island of Nikumaroro, where research crew will begin scouring the ocean depths for the remains of Earhart´s Lockheed Model 10E “Electra” that is believed to have gone down in the region on July 2, 1937. The hunt for the...

Amelia Earhart Distress Call Details Emerge
2012-06-04 11:55:06

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com New details about the last moments of legendary aviator Amelia Earhart´s fateful voyage to fly around the world at the equator have emerged, adding to the evidence that she didn´t just vanish off the face of the Earth. Dozens of radio signals that were previously dismissed have been found to be credible transmissions from the famed pilot just after her Lockheed Model 10E “Electra“ went down on July 2, 1937, according to a new...

New Amelia Earhart Investigation To Begin
2012-03-21 12:26:44

US Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton is supporting a new investigation into the disappearance of one of America´s most noted aviation pioneers, Amelia Earhart, who vanished without a trace over the South Pacific nearly three-quarters of a century ago. The search for Earhart is resuming this summer in the waters off Nikumaroro, an uninhabited island in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati where some believe she may have died as a castaway. Clinton is supporting the...

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2010-06-04 06:15:00

Researchers scouring a remote, uninhabited South Pacific island believed to be the final resting place of Amelia Earhart have discovered clues that the aviatrix may have struggled to survive there after an emergency landing. Three pieces of a pocket knife and parts of what may be a broken cosmetic glass jar provide new evidence that the legendary Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan landed and ultimately died as castaways on the secluded island of Nikumaroro. The tiny island, located in the...

2010-01-20 04:00:00

SearchforAmelia.org Showcases State-of-the-Art Technology Used to Look for Amelia Earhart SAN DIEGO, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Waitt Institute for Discovery (http://wid.waittinstitute.org), a non-profit research organization established by Ted Waitt, founder and former Chairman of Gateway, Inc., has launched its new Search for Amelia Web site (http://searchforamelia.org). Created to publish the full results from the Institute's 2009 search for Amelia Earhart's Lockheed...

2007-07-02 03:28:44

The aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, lost radio contact over the Pacific while attempting the first equatorial round-the-world flight. Searchers could find no trace of them (c) 2007 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

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2007-03-31 18:00:00

By RICHARD PYLE It's the coldest of cold cases, and yet it keeps warming to life. Seventy years after Amelia Earhart disappeared, clues are still turning up. Long-dismissed notes taken of a shortwave distress call beginning, "This is Amelia Earhart...," are getting another look. The previously unknown diary of an Associated Press reporter reveals a new perspective. A team that has already found aircraft parts and pieces of a woman's shoe on a remote South Pacific atoll hopes to return...

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2004-12-19 10:27:46

At 17,000 feet beneath the surface, the temperature of ocean water is just above freezing, oxygen is sparse and currents are relatively calm. In other words, ideal conditions for preserving an airplane that might have crashed into the depths nearly 70 years ago, according to marine explorer David Jourdan, who hopes to answer one of aviation's greatest mysteries - the fate of famed pilot Amelia Earhart. Jourdan and his Maine-based company, Nauticos, plan to launch an expedition in the spring...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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