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Researchers believe that they have identified a piece of the airplane flown by Amelia Earhart when she vanished over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 during a failed attempt to fly around the world.
WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, March 12, Ric Gillespie, Executive Director of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), showed aircraft debris
A sonar image collected off the cost of Nikumaroro Island in the Pacific Ocean contains an object that could be the wing from Amelia Earhart’s long-lost Lockheed Electra.
Researchers, who have spent years investigating the final resting place of Amelia Earhart and her Lockheed Electra Model 10, may have gotten a big break this week when sifting through video footage from their latest expedition revealed interesting clues to the whereabouts of the famed aviator’s plane.
A little more than a week after the Earhart Project got underway in Nikumaroro, TIGHAR’s 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,
It has been three days since the arrival of the Ka’imikai-O-Kanaloa research vessel on the northwest tip of Nikumaroro, and the hunt for Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Electra Model 10E airplane is moving forward with the ocean depths beginning to reveal its dark secrets to the world above.
As the TIGHAR/Niku VII Earhart Project closes in on Nikumaroro in the Phoenix Group, the Republic of Kiribati, crew members are left to play the waiting game, as all checks have been completed, all tests have been performed, and the plans are set.
It has been three days since the Niku VII Expedition left port in Honolulu aboard the Ka’imikai-O-Kanaloa research vessel carrying high-value sensitive equipment and the TIGHAR crew to the small uninhabited island of Nikumaroro where the hunt will begin for the lost wreckage of Amelia Earhart.
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.
One of aviation’s most puzzling mysteries could be solved in the coming weeks as TIGHAR gears up for its most ambitious project yet: the search for Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Model 10E Electra aircraft.
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