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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,
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.
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.
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