Team set for a new search to find Amelia Earhart wreckage

Team Set For A New Search To Find Amelia Earhart Wreckage
Team Set For A New Search To Find Amelia Earhart Wreckage

After nearly 80 years, the disappearance of female flight pioneer Amelia Earhart continues to fascinate people.

Later this month, The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, or TIGHAR, plans to conduct a 2-week long, 14-person expedition to search for evidence related to her disappearance.

Their targeted search area is the western Pacific island of Nikumaroro. A remote-controlled deep underwater system will be deployed along the west end of its atoll to look for pieces of plane wreckage.

A dive team will survey areas closer to a reef in more shallow areas, and others will stay on land to search for indications of a survival camp.

This overall plan is based on a theory that Earhart and her flight navigator Fred Noonan made an emergency landing on the island and lived there for weeks.

Further evidence corroborating the location is a piece of aluminum found there in 1991 that is thought to be debris from their plane.

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