A plane wreck has been discovered where analysts believe the famed aviator went down in 1937.
While the identity of the wreck has yet to be confirmed, a wheel and part of a landing gear has been discovered in the Pacific off the coast of Nikumaroro Island in the precise area that it was believed her plane crashed. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery have been undertaking a $2.2M expedition to find the wreckage.
"We don't know whether it's her plane, but what we have is a debris field in a place where there should be a debris field if what we had put together based on the evidence that we had is correct," said executive director Ric Gillespie.
"Based on the last thing Earhart ever said over the radio, she was on a navigational line called 157337, which has two other islands along it other than Howard Island, which was where Earhart was aiming to land."
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