New Details in Amelia Earhart Case

Researchers say she died on Pacific island

Megan Stroup

The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) said Friday that new evidence from artifacts and SOS signals have solved the mystery of Amerlia Earhart’s 1937 disappearance. Researchers for TIGHAR have concluded that the famous aviator crash-landed her Lockheed Electra 10-E off a Pacific island and lived there with navigator Fred Noonan for a period of time. Investigators revisited 120 previously dismissed reports of radio signals originating near the tiny atoll of Nikumaroro and determined 57 of them were actually distress calls from Earhart. TIGHAR also presented fragments of a jar of anti-freckle cream found on the island and a Plexiglas window that would seem to fit her plane as further evidence. The group plans to scour the area off the island’s reef in hopes of recovering the aircraft.

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