Thursday, March 3, 2011

Amelia Earhart?

On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot Fred Noonan apparently went down in the ocean somewhere in the Pacific. A newer theory is that they may have crash landed on Nikumaroro, a small coral atoll. It's 4.5 miles long and 1.5 miles wide, and it is now thought that they could have survived here for several months, but were never found. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery or TIGHAR has made four investigative trips to the island since 1988. Among the items that have been found were an aluminum panel, possibly from an Electra airplane, a clear plexiglass piece which is the exact thickness of a window from an Electra, and a shoe heel size 9 that dates back to the 1930's which resemble Earhart's footwear in world flight photos.

No comments:

Post a Comment