Skip to comments.US reportedly to search again for Amelia Earhart's plane
Posted on 03/19/2012 6:43:25 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
The State Department plans to join a new effort to find the plane of pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart, 75 years after she mysteriously disappeared over the South Pacific.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will take part in a ceremony Tuesday morning announcing the joint public-private search at the State Department, The Wall Street Journal reports. The event, "Amelia Earhart, a Pacific Legacy," which is pitched as a celebration of the U.S.'s pan-Pacific ties, will be streamed live at 9 a.m. on the State Department's website, a spokesman for the agency said.
Earhart's twin-engine Lockheed vanished July 2, 1937, as she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, left New Guinea (now Papua New Guinea) on their way to Howland Island in the South Pacific as part of an attempt to circle the Earth.
The half-million-dollar search, financed with private funds, will begin in July.
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There were other female related items besides shoes.
You know they actually caught DB Cooper. As for Earheart, it’s a classic story of a woman trying to be like a man and falling flat in the process. Feminism fails again.
i think gillispe is pretty sure they landed on the reef off the island. the starboard engine would have to be above water to run to power the transmitter. any numbe of storms would have washed the plane off the reef into deep water. IIRC this island has little ahade and no fresh water.
there was a movie a while back starring diane keaton. i remember the poignant ending whre she realizes she is lost and says. “lets climb out of the clouds. i want to see the sun one last time.” that still sends shivers up my spine when i think about actually knowing you are about to die and there is nothing you can do to save yourself.
That group hasn’t found anything that can be actually linked to Earhart. The shoes were the wrong size, the bits of plane had no serial numbers that matched, and could have been salvaged from any one of the 8 planes of the same type that crashed or were decomissioned in the area. The “female” bones turned out to be male bones according to other reports, and some even question whether they were caucasian bones at all. They ended up in the trash, so nobody can say for sure now.
The New York City Police Department's longest-running unsolved missing-persons case the bizarre and legendary disappearance of Judge Joseph Force Crater may finally be solved.
Judge Crater (search) who vanished mysteriously 75 years ago was killed by a city cop and his cab-driver brother and buried under the boardwalk in Coney Island, according to a handwritten letter left behind by a Queens woman who died earlier this year.
"Good Time Joe" Crater was a dapper, 41-year-old judge known for his dalliances with showgirls and his ties to corruption-ridden Tammany Hall (search) until he got into a cab in Midtown Manhattan one evening in 1930 and disappeared, earning the title of "the missingest man in New York."
The case triggered one of the most sensational manhunts of the 20th century one that had city detectives fielding more than 16,000 tips from around the country and the world, all of them unsubstantiated.
Although he was declared legally dead in 1939, and his case Missing Persons File No. 13595 was officially closed in 1979, Crater's vanishing act has continued to intrigue professional and armchair detectives, clairvoyants and mystery buffs around the globe.
"Pulling a Crater" became slang for vanishing without a trace. But perhaps now, a trace will be found.
Sources told The Post that the NYPD Cold Case Squad is investigating information provided by Stella Ferrucci-Good of Bellerose, Queens, who died on April 2, leaving behind what may be a key to the mystery.
It's a handwritten letter in an envelope marked "Do not open until my death" that her granddaughter Barbara O'Brien found in a metal box in her grandmother's home, the sources said.
In the letter, Ferrucci-Good claimed that her late husband, Robert Good; an NYPD cop named Charles Burns; and the cop's cabby brother, Frank Burns, were responsible for Crater's death.
She added that the judge was buried in Coney Island, Brooklyn, under the boardwalk near West Eighth Street, at the current site of the New York Aquarium (search). The metal box also contained yellowed clippings about Crater's disappearance, with scribbled notations in the margins.
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