Skip to comments.Latest Amelia Earhart search falls short
Posted on 07/23/2012 11:52:52 PM PDT by iowamark
A $2.2 million expedition that hoped to find wreckage from famed aviator Amelia Earhart's final flight is on its way back to Hawaii without the dramatic, conclusive plane images searchers were hoping to attain.
But the group leading the search, The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, still believes Earhart and her navigator crashed onto a reef off a remote island in the Pacific Ocean 75 years ago this month, its president told The Associated Press on Monday.
"This is just sort of the way things are in this world," TIGHAR president Pat Thrasher said. "It's not like an Indiana Jones flick where you go through a door and there it is. It's not like that - it's never like that."
Thrasher said the group collected a significant amount of video and sonar data, which searchers will pore over on the return voyage to Hawaii this week and afterward to look for things that may be tough to see at first glance...
Thrasher said the environment was tougher to navigate than searchers expected.
The U.S. State Department had encouraged the privately-funded voyage, which launched earlier this month from Honolulu using 30,000 pounds (13,608 kilograms) in specialized equipment and a University of Hawaii ship normally used for ocean research.
The group's thesis is based on the idea that Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan landed on a reef near the Kiribati atoll of Nikumaroro, then survived a short time...
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She is dead.
I would have been willing to not find her for only 1,995,000.00!
LOL, No sh*t! I need to figure out a research angle where I can get a few million for inconclusive results.
I’ll research it from my couch.
Wayne Green the former publisher and editor of several successful radio and computer magazine,as well as a WW2 submarine veteran, insisted long ago that:
Amelia Earhart was spying(observing their island bases and ships) on the Japs for Roosevelt and the U.S. of A., and that she didn’t understand radio well so did not have the proper antenna on the plane for long distance, was a bit too sure of herself as was Noonan, and that when mischance brought the plane down, the Japanese found them and shortly execyted both as spies.
Remember the Japanese military view of non-Japanese was such were hardly human. Bataan Death March wasn’t a fluke and the wonder is America didn’t drop a couple MORE A-bombs just to make a statement.
I think the searchers need to face the growing likelihood that they’re not going to find Amelia Earhart alive and will sadly have to declare her to be legally dead.
Or, assuming the Japanese didn’t find her, she could have very well went out to sea herself, when she was near death.
Just where do these cranks get their money ?
Needle in a haystack, or worse.
The Pacific is a pretty big place, and despite all the “clues” and “hints” she could have gone down anywhere.
In the book, “Flyboys” Bradley tells of a Japanese Major eating the liver of one of the American pilots that was shot down over ChiChi Jima. No doubt Amelia was a tasty morsel.
Last time I saw this expedition crew they were in Washington at a presss conference and Hillary Clinton spoke of supporting their effort to go looking for Amelia.
Hillary Clinton to Support Amelia Earhart Search Expedition
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What about “Kidnapped by aliens and taken to the Delta Quadrant” do they not understand?
Served with Fava beans and a nice Chianti?
There were far better lady pilots out there back then but she had the better press agent and moneyed sponsors. A lack of talent in the air inevitably ends badly.
“Latest Amelia Earhart search falls short”
Great headline, that....