Greatest Aviation Mystery Solved: Amelia Earhart’s Bones Have Been Found After 80 Years

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New research claims that bones found on a remote Pacific island almost 80 years ago likely belong to pioneering woman-pilot, .

If true, the findings would finally solve the greatest mystery of Earhart disappearing while attempting to fly around the world in 1937.

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Who was ?

was an American pilot who set many flying records and championed the advancement of women in aviation.

She became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, and the first person ever to fly solo from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland.

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Source: Wiki

What’s happened?

During her trip around the world, Earhart disappeared somewhere over the Pacific in July 1937.

Her plane wreckage was never found, and she was officially declared lost at sea.

This produced conspiracy theories over her disappearance as the truth remains one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the twentieth century, until now, perhaps.

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Source: Harris & Ewing/Wikimedia

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Earhart’s records

set many records in her short career. Here are some of them:

  • October 22, 1922 – Broke the women’s altitude record by flying to 14,000 feet.
  • June 17-18, 1928 – Became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic.
  • May 20-21, 1932 – Became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
  •  Awarded the National Geographic Society’s gold medal; Congress awarded her the Distinguished Flying Cross.
  • August 24-25, 1932 – First woman to fly solo nonstop coast to coast.
  • April 19 – 20, 1935 – First person to fly solo from Los Angeles to Mexico City.
  • June 1, 1937 – Began around the world flight from Miami, Florida.

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New hope

The new study gave a hope to find Amelia’s remains after re-examined measurements of several bones found on the Pacific island of Nikumaroro in 1940.

British official in Nikumaroro discovered 13 bones buried near the remains of a campfire on the island almost 80 years ago.

The bones were shipped to Fiji, where two doctors examined them and made the conclusion these are bones of a Polynesian or European male.

A new forensic analysis suggests that bones could belong to .

Researcher Richard Jantz wrote that what he found “strongly supports the conclusion that the Nikumaroro bones belonged to .

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