Objects spotted near Kiribati may have led researchers to believe it is the remains of Amelia Earhart's last flight 75 years ago.
The debris was found off the country's island of Nikumaroro using a high-definition video. The International Group of Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) has since started an underwater search.
Earhart went missing in 1937 after the plane disappeared across the south Pacific. She was 39-years-old and was declared dead in January 1939.
The search, costing up to $2.2 million, has been "plagued" by technical issues, according to Reuters, due to the challenging ocean conditions.
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"It's still very early days, but we have man-made objects in a debris field in the place where we'd expect to find it if our theory on the airplane is correct," said TIGHAR Executive Director Ric Gillespie.
The executive director noted the obvious, they will not find a "nice intact airplane," and said the local environment off Nikumaroro is "very severe" as the ocean sweeps items away and "attempts to bury" them.
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