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  • Blogger discredits claim Amelia Earhart was taken prisoner by Japan

    07/11/2017 8:34:03 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 78 replies
    guardian.com ^ | July 11,2017 | Justin McCurry in Tokyo and Jamiles Lartey in New York
    The History Channel documentary, Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence, which aired in the US on Sunday, made the claim that the American and her navigator, Fred Noonan, ended up in Japanese custody based on a photograph discovered in the US national archives that purported to show them standing at a harbour on one of the islands. The film said the image “may hold the key to solving one of history’s all-time greatest mysteries” and suggested it disproved the widely accepted theory that Earhart and Noonan disappeared over the western Pacific on 2 July 1937 near the end of their attempt...
  • New evidence suggests Amelia Earhart died as a castaway on remote Pacific island

    11/01/2016 9:15:16 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 53 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1 Nov 2016 | Meg Wagner
    A new examination of skeletal remains found on a remote Pacific island three years after the trailblazing pilot went missing suggest she died as a castaway — not in a plane crash, the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery reported.
  • Science May Have Solved the Amelia Earhart Mystery

    10/31/2016 8:44:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 31, 2016 | Kirrily Schwar
    Legendary aviator Amelia Earhart was attempting to become the first female pilot to fly around the world when her plane disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937. Last month, the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) proposed the theory that she landed her plane safely on a remote island and died as a castaway. Now, scientists say a new discovery shows a striking similarity between the pilot and the partial skeleton of a castaway found on an island of Kiribati in 1940.
  • 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
    News.com.au ^ | 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 · 102 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
    FoxNews.com ^ | 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
    msnbc.com ^ | March 19, 2012 | msnbc.com 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...