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Search for Amelia Earhart's plane to resume


Posted on Tuesday, 15 October, 2013 | Comment icon 20 comments

The exact fate of Amelia Earhart remains a mystery. Image Credit: Harris and Ewing
A new expedition will be carried out next year in an effort to find the remains of Earhart's plane.
World famous aviator Amelia Earhart disappeared 76 yeas ago during a record-breaking attempt to fly across the world at the equator. Her plane was never found and her fate has remained a mystery ever since.

Some researchers believe her plane crashed in the ocean however there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that she and her navigator Fred Noonan managed to survive as castaways for several weeks.

The new search will be undertaken by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) which has been investigating her disappearance for years. Costing $3 million, the expedition will use two manned submersibles to search the depths of the ocean around the western end of Nikumaroro in the Pacific.

"Live searching by three people aboard each sub looking at wide vistas illuminated by powerful lights is far superior to searching by looking remotely via the toilet-paper tube view provided by a video camera on an ROV," said executive director Ric Gillespie.

The search will begin around the middle of August next year.

Source: Discovery News | Comments (20)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #11 Posted by keninsc on 16 October, 2013, 6:09
There is no hard evidence. A native woman claimed to have seen the Japanese execute a "white woman". And that was forty or so year after it happened.....making it just a little dubious. Could be she did see the the Japanese execute a white woman, the Japanese used to force captured white women to provide "comfort" to the officers and men, if they didn't then they were killed to serve as an example to the others in their service. The story was never verified and nothing about her being captured ever appeared in their wartime records.
Comment icon #12 Posted by BettyTheYeti on 16 October, 2013, 8:47
There was actually quite a few more than "one witness". And when you consider the other evidence available (flight course, plane wreckage,etc) it's pretty obvious what really happened. The Japanese themselves have all but admited it!
Comment icon #13 Posted by The New Richard Nixon on 16 October, 2013, 9:20
There was actually quite a few more than "one witness". And when you consider the other evidence available (flight course, plane wreckage,etc) it's pretty obvious what really happened. The Japanese themselves have all but admited it! so why have you not provided these people the information you have? what proof? The plan on the sea bed maybe her plane or a zero
Comment icon #14 Posted by highdesert50 on 16 October, 2013, 12:07
I think we need to laud our explorers and adventurers. They embody some of the most appealing characteristics of humans, inspiring us to the unknown and unproven. Perhaps this might the most compelling reason to move forward with the exploration of the universe. We grow.
Comment icon #15 Posted by DONTEATUS on 16 October, 2013, 15:15
Money raised,money spent,Book deals,Money is the main reason,Exploration the second,and The Truth the Last ! Sad but true !
Comment icon #16 Posted by Stegosaurus on 16 October, 2013, 17:07
This is awesome. I hope they find the plane, or what's left of it. It would be great to finally know for sure what happened to her...
Comment icon #17 Posted by OverSword on 16 October, 2013, 22:56
I really don't get the fascination with this.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Rafterman on 17 October, 2013, 15:23
The search for Amelia Earhart's long-lost aircraft will resume next year in the waters off Nikumaroro, an uninhabited island in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati where the legendary pilot may have died as a castaway. Starting about the middle of August 2014, the 30-day expedition will be carried out by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), which has long been investigating the last, fateful flight taken by Earhart 76 years ago. http://news.discover...year-131011.htm Oh goody. TIGHAR conned somebody else into giving them more $$ because "they are so close"... [More]
Comment icon #19 Posted by aearluin on 25 October, 2013, 14:54
This is pretty much a needle in a hay stack job, but good luck!
Comment icon #20 Posted by Vigilanis on 27 October, 2013, 12:05
Glad to see this piece of aviation heritage has not been completely abandoned, and (as difficult as the challenge may be) there are still people willing to dedicate themselves to the search. Good luck and safe journey's to you all.


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