Was Amelia Earhart’s plane picked up on a sonar reading during the first attempt to locate her plane? An image that was taken with sonar just months after Amelia Earhart’s final flight in 1937 could be the answer to the mystery that is decades old, now that it’s been enhanced using modern technology.
Was this really Earhart’s plane seen in an image that searchers had all along? According to Yahoo News Canada on May 30, 2013, there’s a good chance that this is the case.
A new forensic analysis of an image from the first search and rescue team sent out to find Earhart shows an object the shape and size of Amelia’s plane underwater. What is seen on this image matches Earhart’s Electra plane, according to the specialist who recently did the new analysis.
Amelia Earhart remains probably gone due to coconut crabs on Nikumaroro Island
Believe it or not, it wasn’t an expert on sonar or someone who had searched for Earhart’s plane for decades who found this image, it was a person looking at the image on the forum for the group TIGHAR. These are the folks that are actively searching for Amelia’s final resting place. A man named Richard Conroy found the anomaly in the sonar image and upon further research, by TIGHAR, this looks promising.
TIGHAR released a statement saying that Richard doesn’t have any formal training in sonar image reading, which was probably his biggest advantage when it came to spotting this, the group jokingly posts. On the sonar an image is seen that looks like it could be a wheel, a fender and other components that resemble the type of plane that Earhart was piloting when she went missing.
After another forensic analysis of the photo, TIGHAR decided to launch another expedition to search for Amelia’s plane right where the new sonar image seems to indicate in sits. It is believed that Amelia and her navigator Fred Noonan lived out their final days on a deserted island, remains of an old campsite have been found by previous expeditions to Nikumaroro Island, which is the island near where that wreckage was just spotted.
While no remains of Amelia or her navigator were ever found, it is the inhabitants of Nikumaroro Island that would have taken care of getting rid of any human remains. The island is home to some of the largest crabs in the world. They are called Coconut crabs and they grow to the size of a medium dog.
Other expeditions have found a shoe, which was the size Earhart wore, a jar of freckle cream, a product that Amelia was known to use. Perhaps the sexton found, which is the same type that Noonan had on the plane with him. Much of the previous items found and now with this latest image fine, it looks as if evidence is mounting that Amelia Earhart’s plane is about to be found!