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    Default Are we on the verge of discovering the Amelia Earhart mystery?

    A piece of aluminum was found that is extremely similar to a piece that was on her plane.

    (CNN) — Could one of aviation’s most enduring mysteries be solved? An aircraft recovery group says it may already have a part of Amelia Earhart’s plane, and it thinks it knows where to find the rest of it.

    The International Historic Aircraft Recovery Group says new testing of a piece of metal found in the vast waters of the Pacific Ocean in 1991 gives the group “increasing confidence” that it’s a part of the Lockheed Electra.

    In a press release the group argues that the aluminum debris is likely a patch that Earhart had put on her plane in place of a window. The group says the patch had a distinctive shape, size and “pattern of rivets.”

    “The patch was as unique to her particular aircraft as a fingerprint is to an individual,” the group wrote. Now the groups says research on the aluminum “matches that fingerprint in many respects.”


    A recovered aluminum metal patch bears high similarity to a unique patch on Amelia Earhart's aircraft, says an aircraft recovery group.

    - Piece of metal may solve mystery of Amelia Earhart?s disappearance | KFOR.com

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    Default Re: Are we on the verge of discovering the Amelia Earhart mystery?

    It would be nice to put one big mystery to rest.

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    This is interesting. Years ago I had actually memorized the name of the island they found that metal piece on, Nikumaroro, because the same group had found all sorts of wreckage on the island including women's powder and makeup kit from the era. Also, the locals swore that Earhardt had lived on the island for a short time. There were other details that really made me think there might be something to it. It's good to see this group hasn't given up. For weeks after her disappearance there were reports of people hearing radio transmissions claiming to be her, but no one believed she could have survived a crash in the ocean and assumed they were hoaxes. How awful if it was really her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Questor View Post
    This is interesting. Years ago I had actually memorized the name of the island they found that metal piece on, Nikumaroro, because the same group had found all sorts of wreckage on the island including women's powder and makeup kit from the era. Also, the locals swore that Earhardt had lived on the island for a short time. There were other details that really made me think there might be something to it. It's good to see this group hasn't given up. For weeks after her disappearance there were reports of people hearing radio transmissions claiming to be her, but no one believed she could have survived a crash in the ocean and assumed they were hoaxes. How awful if it was really her.
    That the place where she was eaten by the giant crabs?

    /what a way to go

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    The TIGHAR group is going back in June to check out what they think is the fuselage of her aircraft, revealed by sonar the last time they were out there, speculation is they landed on the reef, plane got taken by the tides, they lived for a while on the island.

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