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  • Amelia Earhart made contact with radio operators for days after her plane went down

    09/10/2016 4:34:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 109 replies ^ | September 10, 2016
    DID Amelia Earhart survive her plane crash? This is the most likely theory, with evidence emerging that she was making contact for days after her plane disappeared.The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) believes Earhart safely landed her plane when it disappeared in 1937 and died as a castaway. During a presentation in the US last month, TIGHAR’s Ric Gillespie backed up all of the group’s theories. Earhart’s plane was last seen on the radar on July 2, 1937. After becoming the first woman pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, she embarked on a mission to fly...
  • Group: Piece of metal may solve mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance

    10/30/2014 8:14:51 AM PDT · by bkopto · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/30/2014 | Emma Lacey-Bordeaux
    Could one of aviation's most enduring mysteries be solved? An aircraft recovery group says it may already have a part of Amelia Earhart's plane, and it thinks it knows where to find the rest of it. The International Historic Aircraft Recovery Group says new testing of a piece of metal found in the vast waters of the Pacific Ocean in 1991 gives the group "increasing confidence" that it's a part of the Lockheed Electra. In a press release the group argues that the aluminum debris is likely a patch that Earhart had put on her plane in place of a...
  • Amelia Earhart 2.0 to fly same trip as predecessor

    06/27/2014 7:25:23 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 26 replies
    cbs ^ | June 27, 2014 | cbs
    Seventy-seven years ago, aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared over the south pacific, attempting to circumnavigate the globe. Today, another Amelia Earhart takes off from Oakland, California to finish what her namesake started, CBS news correspondent Barry Petersen reports. Her parents named her Amelia Rose Earhart, and she is flying the same route that her predecessor did in 1937 -- an 18-day, 28,000-mile trip around the world. "They said, you know, we wanna give her a positive role model. And also give her a name that nobody will ever forget. And that's certainly been the case," Earhart said. She took her...
  • Earhart search's sugar daddy says her plane was found in 2010

    06/12/2013 3:30:55 PM PDT · by fungoking · 8 replies
    MSNNOW ^ | 06/12/2013 | Staff
    Amelia Earhart's plane may have been found. It's the $1 million Timothy Mellon kicked in for the latest search that he thinks has gone missing. The son of late philanthropist Paul Mellon is suing The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, claiming it hit him up for the money last year knowing the wreckage from the 1937 flight had been found underwater two years before. A Mellon attorney says experts examining 2010 photos came to a "definitive conclusion" that it was the Earhart plane, but TIGHAR lawyer and searcher Bill Carter disputes profiting from hiding the discovery. "Just the opposite,"...
  • Earhart's Electra Found?

    05/30/2013 12:22:00 PM PDT · by Deek · 100 replies
    TIGHAR ^ | 5/28/2013 | Tighar
    TIGHAR is able to share details of our search for a conclusive answer to the Earhart mystery thanks to the international agreement signed in Washington, DC on March 20, 2012. The Republic of Kiribati, the sovereign nation of which Nikumaroro is a part, has granted TIGHAR the exclusive right to conduct research, search, and recovery operations related to the Earhart disappearance within the national borders of Kiribati. No one is authorized to undertake Earhart related search, recovery of artifacts or research within the boundaries of Kiribati (including Nikumaroro) without authorization from both the government of Kiribati and TIGHAR.
  • Earhart expedition team says video possibly shows plane debris

    08/17/2012 10:48:11 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | August. 18, 2012 | Malia Mattoch McManus
    (Reuters) - A team of researchers trying to solve the mystery of aviator Amelia Earhart's 1937 disappearance said on Friday that underwater video from a Pacific island has revealed a field of man-made debris that could be remnants of her plane. The footage was collected in July by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) during a $2.2 million expedition to Nikumaroro in the Republic of Kiribati. Unsolved questions about Earhart's fate have long heightened her legendary status as a pioneering aviator, and TIGHAR's voyage to seek clues in her disappearance gained interest far beyond the shores of the...
  • (Rant) It’s Time To Stop Looking For Amelia Earhart

    07/24/2012 5:19:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | July 24, 2012 | Travis Okulski
    It’s Time To Stop Looking For Amelia Earhart On July 2nd, 1937, Amelia Earhart's attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world came to an abrupt end over the Pacific Ocean. She lost radio contact with Itasca, the Coast Guard ship that was serving as her radio contact, and the plane supposedly went down near the tiny atoll of Howland Island. Now, 75 years and uncounted millions of dollars later, we haven't found a trace of Earhart, her plane, or Fred Noonan, her navigator. Today is Earhart's 115th birthday, and it's time for us as a society...
  • Latest Amelia Earhart search falls short

    07/23/2012 11:52:52 PM PDT · by iowamark · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 24, 2012 | AP
    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...
  • Search for Earhart's Wrecked Plane Continues

    07/19/2012 3:18:06 PM PDT · by P.O.E. · 9 replies
    Discovery News ^ | 07-16-2012 | Rossella Lorenzi
    After some technical problems, the search for the wreckage of Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Electra has begun near the reef slope off the west end of Nikumaroro, a tiny uninhabited island between Hawaii and Australia where the legendary aviator may have landed and died as a castaway 75 years ago. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) is carrying on the the hunt, which relies on a torpedo-shaped Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) called Bluefin-21 and a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV).
  • Amelia Earhart: New evidence tells of her last days on a Pacific atoll

    06/02/2012 9:11:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 2, 2012 | Brad Knickerbocker
    For decades, pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart was said to have “disappeared” over the Pacific on her quest to circle the globe along a 29,000-mile equatorial route. Now, new information gives a clearer picture of what happened 75 years ago to Ms. Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan, where they came down and how they likely survived – for a while, at least – as castaways on a remote island, catching rainwater and eating fish, shellfish, and turtles to survive.
  • Has Amelia Earhart's anti-freckle cream jar been discovered?

    05/31/2012 6:21:36 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 15 replies ^ | May 31, 2012 | Rossella Lorenzi
    A small cosmetic jar offers more circumstantial evidence that the legendary aviator, Amelia Earhart, died on an uninhabited island in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati. Found broken in five pieces, the ointment pot was collected on Nikumaroro Island by researchers of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), which has long been investigating the last, fateful flight taken by Earhart 75 years ago. When reassembled,‭ the glass fragments ‬make up a nearly complete jar identical in shape to the ones used by Dr.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬H Berry's Freckle Ointment. The ointment was marketed in the early‭ ‬20th century as...
  • Amelia Earhart: Why is Hillary Clinton backing new search?

    03/21/2012 2:58:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/20/12 | Peter Grier
    Amelia Earhart: Why is Hillary Clinton backing new search? (+video)By Peter Grier | Christian Science Monitor – 14 hrs ago Hillary Clinton and the US State Department are backing a new search for the remains of Amelia Earhart and her famous Lockheed Electra 10E. In doing so they are attempting to help solve one of the 20th century’s most famous mysteries: What happened to Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan when they disappeared in the Pacific on the fateful day of July 2, 1937. **SNIP** Why the US support for this effort? Well, for one thing, Clinton herself is something of...
  • New clue gives hope to solving Amelia Earhart mystery

    03/20/2012 10:40:52 AM PDT · by Twotone · 32 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 20, 2012 | Matthew Lee
    A new clue in one of the 20th century’s most enduring mysteries could soon uncover the fate of American aviator Amelia Earhart, who went missing without a trace over the South Pacific 75 years ago, investigators said Tuesday. Enhanced analysis of a photograph taken just months after Earhart’s Lockheed Electra plane vanished shows what experts think may be the landing gear of the aircraft protruding from the waters off the remote island of Nikumaroro, in what is now the Pacific nation of Kiribati, they said.
  • US reportedly to search again for Amelia Earhart's plane

    03/19/2012 6:43:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 86 replies ^ | March 19, 2012 | staff
    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...
  • Is the Amelia Earhart mystery finally about to be solved? (Diving for plane)

    03/03/2011 10:06:58 AM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 34 replies · 5+ views
    UK Daily mail ^ | March 3, 2011 | Richard Shears
    A diving team is being put together in Papua New Guinea to swim down to the wreckage of a rust-and-coral-covered plane in the hope of solving one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries - the 74-year-old disappearance of Amelia Earhart. The 40-year-old American and her navigator Fred Noonan disappeared while attempting to fly around the world in 1937 in a Lockheed Model 10 Electra plane and most theories say they crashed near Howland Island in the central Pacific. She and her navigator had completed 22,000 miles of the journey when they arrived at Lae in New Guinea, as the country...
  • Bones found on island may belong to Amelia Earhart

    12/17/2010 12:46:01 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 114 replies · 10+ views
    AFP via Breitbart ^ | December 16, 2010 | N/A
    US aircraft history buffs are hopeful that tiny bones along with artefacts from the 1930s found on a remote Pacific island may reveal the fate of pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart. In one of aviation's most enduring mysteries, Earhart took off from Lae, in what is now Papua New Guinea, while attempting to circumnavigate the globe via the equator in 1937 and was never seen again. A massive search at the time failed to find the flyer and her navigator Fred Noonan, who were assumed to have died after ditching their Lockheed Electra aircraft in the ocean, according to the Amelia...
  • Amelia Earhart Mystery Solved? 'Investigation Junkies' to Launch New Expedition

    07/30/2009 10:33:38 AM PDT · by BGHater · 12 replies · 1,582+ views
    ABC ^ | 27 June 2009 | CHRISTINA CARON
    DNA Evidence on a Remote Island May Reveal the Truth About Earhart's Disappearance It has been 72 years since famed aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared while attempting to fly around the world. But the mystery remains unsolved: Nobody knows exactly what happened to Earhart or her plane. Now researchers at the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, or Tighar, say they are on the verge of recovering DNA evidence that would demonstrate Earhart had been stranded on Nikumaroro Island (formerly known as Gardner Island) before finally perishing there. During May and June of next year, Tighar will...
  • Tools led to Earhart job

    12/16/2007 9:35:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies · 64+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Sunday, December 16, 2007. | ALLISON GATLIN
    One of the enduring mysteries of aviation lore is the disappearance of famed aviator Amelia Earhart. Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared with their aircraft somewhere in the Pacific Ocean during their attempted around-the-world flight in July 1937. Earhart's ill-fated journey began in Southern California, where her specially modified Lockheed Model 10 Electra was built. Among those who helped create that aircraft was Don Fowble, a young engineer and mechanic on the Lockheed assembly line. Now 93 and a resident of Arcadia, Fowble's story is one of the first-person accounts of Earhart's attempt and the massive search effort featured...
  • Is This Earhart's Final Landing Site

    07/14/2007 9:40:23 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 1,908+ views
    The Telegraph(UK) ^ | 7-14-2007 | Tom Leonard
    Is this Earhart's final landing site? By Tom Leonard Last Updated: 2:05am BST 14/07/2007 Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1937 It is one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century. But today an expedition is heading for a remote South Pacific island that they believe holds the key to finally solving the 70-year-old puzzle of the missing aviator Amelia Earhart. Fifteen members of the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (Tighar) will hunt for evidence that the American pilot and her navigator, Fred Noonan, may have crash-landed on a reef and...
  • "Alien in the Ice" (pictures that Amelia Earhart took from the 850 KOA helicopter)

    01/12/2007 4:52:26 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 19 replies · 4,876+ views
    850 KOA website ^ | Friday January 12th, 2007 | Amelia Earhart
    Take a look at these pictures that Amelia Earhart took from the 850 KOA helicopter. What is your theory on the “alien in the ice”? E-mail your best guess to: More pics here - I think it looks like the Scream character with an Elvis Presley hairdo.
  • Island Prison Hunt for (Amelia) Earhart

    04/07/2005 1:43:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 663+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 29 March, 2005
    Earhart's exploits made her famous around the world. A disused Japanese jail on a remote Pacific island is to be excavated in an effort to find the grave of US aviator Amelia Earhart, who vanished in 1937. Officials on Saipan, a US-run territory in the Northern Mariana islands, hope to begin digging in September. Ms Earhart was attempting to become the first woman to fly around the world when she disappeared along with her navigator, Fred Noonan. Neither was seen again, but some think they became prisoners on Saipan. Ms Earhart was heading from New Guinea to the tiny Howland...
  • Fate of Amelia Earhart prompts jail excavation

    03/30/2005 5:30:14 AM PST · by bloggodocio · 18 replies · 1,122+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | 3/30/05
    AGENCIES , SAIPAN, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 An old Japanese jail in the Northern Mariana Islands is to be excavated in an effort to end decades of speculation about the disappearance of famed aviator Amelia Earhart, officials here said yesterday. Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan are believed to have been detained in 1937 in the jail which is now a Saipan tourist site. They were last heard from on July 3 that year when they radioed that they were running low on fuel while Earhart was attempting to become the first woman to fly around the...
  • Amelia Earhart’s death disputed

    12/23/2004 7:37:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies · 4,232+ views
    Portsmouth Herald ^ | 12/23/04 | Sara Egan
    PORTSMOUTH - City resident Donald Capalare says his World War II experiences in the Pacific could help solve the long-standing question of what happened to American aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Capalare is angered that no one else has come forward with information that he believes others have about this matter, he says. "It’s about time one of us tell our story to enlighten the American people," Capalare, 80, said. "I feel like I have to speak up for other Marines because I don’t understand why the Navy won’t come out and tell the truth about her disappearance." Earhart disappeared in 1937...
  • New light shed on mystery of Amelia Earhart's final landing

    12/07/2004 9:30:48 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 70 replies · 3,345+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 12/6/04 | JULIAN RYALL
    ARCHAEOLOGISTS believe they may be just yards away from finding the grave of the record-breaking aviator Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while trying to become the first person to circle the world at the equator. Ms Earhart disappeared after taking off on 2 July, 1937, from a dirt airstrip in New Guinea with her navigator Fred Noonan. For the past 67 years, many have tried to determine their fate, but none has succeeded. Now archaeologists on the Pacific island of Tinian believe they might be close to solving one of the 20th century’s most puzzling mysteries. The search has become a...
  • A New Take on Earhart Mystery

    11/23/2003 5:11:32 PM PST · by Canticle_of_Deborah · 59 replies · 3,347+ views
    LA Times ^ | November 23, 2003 | Cecilia Rasmussen
    Amelia Earhart vanished nearly 70 years ago, but her fate remains one of the nation's great mysteries. The pioneering aviator disappeared on July 2, 1937, as she was flying an equatorial route around the globe. The official U.S. position is that she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, ran out of gas and went down in the Pacific. But conspiracy buffs begin with the premise that she was a spy captured by the Japanese. Maybe she died. And maybe she survived, living out her life anonymously. Which brings us to Rollin C. Reineck and his new book. "Strange indeed for one...
  •   Amelia Earhart's Gravesite Found?

    10/20/2003 7:57:14 AM PDT · by FourtySeven · 40 replies · 744+ views
    Netscape News ^ | 10/20/03 | Netscape News and CNN
    It is one of the most enduring mysteries of the past century: What happened to Amelia Earhart, the daring young aviator who disappeared with her navigator, Fred Noonan, on July 2, 1937 as they attempted to fly around the world? They last radioed that they were about 100 miles from Howland Island, which is a tiny atoll southwest of Hawaii. Many expeditions to find the bodies, the plane, or even the slightest clues have proven fruitless. Saint John Naftel says he knows the answer. Naftel is an 81-year-old World War II veteran from Alabama, who says he has identified a...
  • Amelia Earhart's secret life after 'death' (Spy For Japan, Ends Up in New Hampshire)

    08/18/2002 3:39:33 PM PDT · by Hellmouth · 33 replies · 2,241+ views
    Sunday Herald ^ | Sunday, August 18, 2000 | Jack Webster
    Film to reveal heroine as a spy who helped JapanBy Jack Webster   American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, did not die at sea in 1937. Rather, she became a Japanese collaborator after being caught spying for the US during second world war. This and other amazing revelations are to be the basis of a Hollywood film that aims to uncover the strange truth behind her mysterious disappearance. Earhart was already an American heroine when, at midnight on July 2, 1937, she and navigator Fred Noonan took off from New...