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Our take: As one of the world's most devastating mysteries, the disappearance of Amelia Earhart has been lingering for 75 years. With the help of modern technology, Earhart's crash location and remains may finally be discovered.
One of the 20th centurys most enduring mysteries may at last finally be drawing to a close.
Last week, researchers studying the disappearance of aviator Amelia Earhart revealed that they had stumbled upon a possible anti-freckle cream jar that could have belonged to Earhart herself on a remote island in the western Pacific. Since then, more evidence has surfaced, suggesting that radio distress calls from Earharts plane may have been dismissed in the days after her disappearance as search and rescue operations waned.
The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), which has been studying Earharts famous last flight, presented the evidence last Friday during a three-day symposium covering their findings.
Earhart was attempting to circumnavigate the globe in 1937 when her plane went missing somewhere over the middle of the Pacific. According to the group, a series of radio distress calls fueled a U.S. Coast Guard and Navy search for Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, after her disappearance in early July. But when the search failed, the radio calls were considered bogus, and were subsequently ignored.
It is now believed that Earhart and Noonan crashed on Nikumaroro Island in the western Pacific, where they radioed for help until the Lockheed Electra aircraft was swept away. At that point, they could no longer make calls for help, relying on their wits and chance. The group hypothesizes that Earharts remain still lie somewhere on the island.
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