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2014-03-12 16:21:20

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 that washed up on Nikumaroro, an uninhabited South Pacific atoll where Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are believed to have landed and ultimately perished as castaways. The debris is the subject of new materi­als analysis that may result in conclusive proof that the wreckage came...

TIGHAR Video Shows Evidence Of Manmade Debris, Possibly Amelia Earhart Plane
2012-08-19 10:23:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Ric Gillespie, executive director of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), said on Friday that...

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...

Earhart Project Making Waves As TIGHAR Sails For Nikumaroro
2012-07-06 11:17:13

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been three days since the Niku VII Expedition left port in Honolulu, Hawaii 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. Each day of the eight-day journey to the island, the team, headed by TIGHAR Executive Director Ric Gillespie, are...

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 Plane
2012-06-23 05:34:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com One of aviation´s most puzzling mysteries could be solved in the coming weeks as TIGHAR (The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery) gears up for its most ambitious project yet: the search for Amelia Earhart´s Lockheed Model 10E Electra aircraft that went down somewhere in the Pacific in 1937. And to help make that happen, TIGHAR is relying, in part, on the logistical expertise of FedEx to deliver valuable high-tech search...

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...

2007-11-22 09:16:39

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sixty-five years after an American P-38 fighter plane ran out of gas and crash-landed on a beach in Wales, the long-forgotten World War II relic has emerged from the surf and sand where it lay buried. Beach strollers, sunbathers and swimmers often frolicked within a few yards of the aircraft, unaware of its existence until last summer, when unusual weather caused the sand to shift and erode. The revelation of the Lockheed "Lightning" fighter, with its...


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