Has Amelia Earhart’s Plane Finally Been Found?

Amelia Earhart stands June 14, 1928 in front of her bi-plane called
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On July 2, 1937, pilot Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan seemingly disappeared into thin air. Decades later, their bodies and the plane have never been found and there are a plethora of theories, both plausible and wild, that could explain their mysterious disappearance. Some of the wilder theories that have circulated are that she was taken hostage by the Japanese, that she was a spy for the government and got gunned down, or that she lived and assumed the name of another woman to hide out.

Now, a company called Deep Sea Vision is claiming they may have discovered physical evidence of the aircraft under the sea. This week, the team said that they captured a sonar image in the Pacific Ocean that might be her aircraft, a Lockheed 10-E Electra. For the past few months, the company has scanned over 5,200 square miles of the ocean area and posted the sonar images on social media to show off what they found.

11th June 1937: : American aviatrix Amelia Earhart (1897 - 1937) with her navigator, Captain Fred Noonan, in the hangar at Parnamerim airfield, Natal, Brazil, 11th June 1937. Together they are attempting a circumnavigation of the globe

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Pilot and former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Tony Romeo is funding the project and said, “This is maybe the most exciting thing I’ll ever do in my life. I feel like a 10-year-old going on a treasure hunt.” He added, “We always felt that a group of pilots were the ones that are going to solve this, and not the mariners.” Over the years, tons of people have tried to find evidence making it the largest and most expensive search and rescue effort in American history. Now, the company is planning to go back to that specific area to get a closer look at what they found.

Portrait of Amelia Earhart, July 30, 1936

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To make sure it is indeed Earhart’s plane, they need to get images of details matching her aircraft. It has been almost 90 years since the accident and it would be very interesting to finally find out what happened to Earhart and her navigator. Check out the images Deep Sea Vision posted to social media and share your opinion with us!


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