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New Search Underway For Amelia Earhart's Plane  
User currently offlineba286 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 114 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 2 months 19 hours ago) and read 2793 times:

Stumbled across this while surfing the news. Interesting to see that some are still so passionate about finding the wreckage, even decades after the plane went down.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...-usa-earhart-idUSBRE8611FM20120703

What are the chances of finding that old Electra today, with modern technology available and involved?


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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3081 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 5 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

http://youtu.be/ncxOjl69xn0

Dissapeared 75 years ago yesterday. Haven't heard about this possible landing gear part, exciting to see this new search and hopefully they will turn up something.



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User currently offlinecanoecarrier 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.



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User currently offlinedoulasc 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?

User currently offlineluckyone From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 2168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

It's amazing how interested people still are in her case. I have two thoughts on the matter:

1. She was abducted by aliens.

2. She's under 20,000 of salt water.


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1397 times:

I didn't know much about her until last month when I read a short story about her. I thought it didn't sound right when I read that her plane is still under water. Hope the plane will be located!


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