We May Know What Happened To Amelia Earhart

Posted: Nov 2 2016, 7:50am CDT | by , in News | Also on the Geek Mind

 
We May Know What Happened to Amelia Earhart
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Researchers with The Earhart Project may have found some evidence that suggests what may have happened in Amelia Earhart's final moments. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, or TIGHAR, ran the project and found striking similarities between a partial skeleton of a castaway discovered on an uninhabited island in the Pacific in 1940 and Amelia Earhart.

They have used modern techniques, including forensic anthropologists and imaging experts to look at the arm bones, a prominent feature of the pilot, and those of the skeleton. They found that the measurements between the two were "virtually identical." Of course, they aren't conclusive just yet, but they say that if this is her, she could have spent her final days as a castaway.

Amelia Earhart became the first woman to complete a transatlantic flight in 1932. She was also the first woman to fly solo from coast to coast. However, when she tried to fly around the world in 1937, she disappeared. For over 70 years, what happened to her has fascinated the public.

Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, took off from Miami in July of 1937. However, the Electra, their plane, disappeared 800 miles into the flight. The Coast Guard searched for two weeks but weren't able to find anything.

The Earhart Project is dedicated to finding out what truly happened to her, and in this case, it means proving that she made an emergency landing and eventually died on Nikumaroro island, part of the western Pacific republic of Kiribati.

Researchers with The Earhart Project are dedicated to proving that the pilot made an emergency landing and eventually died on uninhabited TIGHAR researchers have previously tried to link a piece of aluminum sheeting and other evidence found on the island to Earhart's disappearance.

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