Have recovery crews located Amelia Earhart’s airplane? According to a May 31 report on CNN, the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery thinks that they may actually have solved the 76-year-old mystery.
In 1937, Amelia Earhart attempted to fly around the world in a Lockheed Electra with her navigator Fred Noonan when she disappeared without a trace. She does hold the title of being the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Images released this week show something on the ocean floor that could possibly be part of Earhart’s plane. The images were taken around a year ago near Nikumarro Island in the South Pacific.
The group plans to revisit the site to find out what the image on sonar actually is, but further study requires funding.
There are many theories about what happened to Amelia Earhart, including capture by the Japanese.
The caretaker of the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum in Atchison, Kan., expressed doubt that this finding on the ocean floor is Amelia Earhart’s plane.
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