|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.