canoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2839 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 2269 times:
Quoting ba286 (Thread starter): What are the chances of finding that old Electra today, with modern technology available and involved?
The story behind her disappearance certainly is interesting. I've seen some of the interviews with the leader of this new expedition to find the wreckage. I'll be interested to see if he finds something, but I'm not holding my breath. He's supposedly dug up some period artifacts like an anti-acne bottle and some other items that date to the 30s. But, the worlds oceans are full of junk. You can go to nearly any island or beach in the world and find items from that time all the way up to today. I've been on islands in Alaska and found things from earlier than that.
Certainly they have more technology available today, most of it is on that boat, than any other expedition to find her plane. We'll see.
As a side note, I discovered that that area of the Pacific is popular with HAM radio operators because you can supposedly communicate with people nearly anywhere on the rest of the earth. That's why there is some credence to the possiblity of people hearing her radio calls well after the plane supposedly ran out of fuel.
doulasc From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1835 times:
The question is Did Amelia's plane run out of fuel and crashed into the ocean? Did they make it to a Island? If the plane crashed into the ocean what are the chances of finding the plane that has been in salt water for 75 years? I hope some parts are found?