Amelia Earhart Plane Possibly Found in Ocean.

Reply Sat 18 Aug, 2012 10:53 am
Just saw a headline on TV.
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Reply Sat 18 Aug, 2012 11:02 am
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.

Read more at http://www.latinospost.com/articles/3031/20120818/amelia-earhart-s-plane-debris-possibly-found-after-75-years-wreckage-located-in-pacific-ocean.htm#5lfP9YJweIjLG8uo.99
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Reply Sat 18 Aug, 2012 11:02 am
Interesting! I just found this online.


Pieces of Amelia Earhart's plane may have been located in the depths of the waters off Nikumaroro island in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, according to a preliminary review of high-definition video taken last month at the uninhabited coral atoll believed to be Earhart's final resting place.

Carried out by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), which has long been investigating the last, fateful flight taken by Earhart 75 years ago, the underwater search started on July 12 and relied on a torpedo-shaped Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) and a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV).

The AUV collected a volume of multi-beam and side-scan data, while the ROV, capable of reaching depths of 3,300 feet, produced hours upon hours of high-definition video.
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Reply Sat 18 Aug, 2012 03:08 pm
Thanks for the posts, guys! Interesting stories!

I hope this mystery is finally solved.
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Reply Sat 18 Aug, 2012 04:07 pm
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