Thursday, January 24, 2019

Amelia Earhart discovery? Researchers eye Papua New Guinea ‘wreck site’

Researchers say that a site in Papua New Guinea may contain the long-lost remains of Amelia Earhart’s plane.

Wreckage off the coast of Buka Island, Papua New Guinea, may offer a vital clue to the decades-long mystery, according to investigators from Project Blue Angel. The project’s members have been studying the site for 13 years and say that wreckage off Buka Island could be from Earhart’s Lockheed Electra 10E.

Earhart famously disappeared while attempting to fly her plane plane around the world. The aviator and her navigator Fred Noonan went missing on July 2, 1937, during a flight from Papua New Guinea to Howland Island in the Pacific. Their fate is one of the great mysteries of the 20th century and is still hotly debated.

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  1. This story cones up every few years. Let the old girl rest in peace. Especially if she lays in New Guinea. One of the most dangerous places in the world. Not because of politics but because of cannibalism and disease! Work with a guy who was an avid recreational diver. He went to dive on the WWII wrecks around the area. Almost got captured by cannibals a contracted a then as yet unknown strain of malaria and had to undergo two years of chemotherapy before he was well enough to work again.

    On another note the Dsvovery channel did an expedition to the area years ago. They never found enough evidence to justify putting an ROV in the water (at $10,000 an hour). Upon return my employeer had to threaten to sue to get them to pay even the basic fees for equipment and staff. I still have some of the "Earhart Discovery" materials that were prepared for the anticipated find that never happened.

    1. Wow, JWMJR. Sounds like New Guinea is the perfect place for the Democrat Party's Presidential convention.