Quite possibly! The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, Earhart was one of the most famous people in the world at the time of her disappearance. Thus, a number of theories have emerged about her fate.
Researchers say that a Papua New Guinea crash site may contain the long-lost remains of Amelia Earhart’s plane.
Wreckage discouvered off the coast of Buka Island offered researchers from Project Blue Angel a vital clue in the decades-long mystery. 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 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 became one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century and is still hotly debated today, especially by me.
According to Project Blue Angel director, William Snavely, “The Buka Island wreck site was directly on Amelia and Fred’s flight path, and it is an area never searched following their disappearance.” “What we’ve found so far is consistent with the plane she flew.” Snavely traced Earhart’s route from Lae in Papua New Guinea and thinks that, low on fuel, she may have decided to turn back during her journey to Howland Island.
Divers from Papua New Guinea have surveyed the site on a number of occasions for Snavely. Last year, U.S. members of Project Blue Angel also investigated the site, which is about 100 feet below the ocean’s surface. “While the complete data is still under review by experts, initial reports indicate that a piece of glass raised from the wreckage shares some consistencies with a landing light on the Lockheed Electra 10,” the project’s statement explained.
There are a number of competing theories about what ultimately happened to Earhart. The first well-publicized theory is that she died a castaway after landing her plane on the remote island of Nikumaroro, a ring shaped island made of coral, 1,200 miles from the Marshall Islands. Some 13 human bones were found on Nikumaroro, also known as Gardner Island, three years after Earhart’s disappearance. Richard Jantz, an emeritus anthropology professor at the University of Tennessee, argued that the bones discovered on Nikumaroro in 1940 were likely Earhart’s remains. However, a forensic analysis of the remains in 1941 described the bones as belonging to a male. The bones, which were subsequently lost, continue to be a source of debate.While some are convinced that Nikumaroro is Earhart’s final resting place, another theory suggests that she met her end on Mili Atoll, in the Marshall Islands.
Wherever she rests, there is no doubt that her influence will remain in the forefront of our minds, until the mystery is solved, we will all be waiting.
Until next time tribe,