Amelia Earhart's Disappearanance

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Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance

Amelia Earhart was a very important woman in history. She was a role model for women and pilots all around the world. But something happened to her that has confused people and scientists for years. “July 2,1937, Amelia Earhart and Fredrick Noonan were reported missing in the Lockheed plane around Howland Island which is in the Pacific Ocean.” (1) What started out as a fun challenge for Earhart and her copilot Noonan turned into the biggest mystery we have ever seen. Amelia Earhart had many triumphs during her life. “She was the 16th woman to earn a pilot’s license. She was also the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, and the first person to fly over the Pacific and Atlantic.” (5) Despite all
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One of them is the crash and sink theory. According to this theory, Amelia simply ran out of fuel and crashed into the ocean somewhere near the island, but none of the sonars or sea robots have been able to find any signs of the planes wreckages. Another theory is the Gardner Island hypothesis. This theory states that Amelia veered off course and landed on Gardner Island. They think that Amelia and Noonan survived as castaways for weeks before dying there. “The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery flew over the island to look for them and they found recent signs of habitation, but they did not find evidence of an airplane.” (2) “There is also a theory that they died as prisoners after being captured by the Japanese.” (2) All of these theories seem a little farfetched, but each of them are very interesting if you think about …show more content…
Amelia was a strong and inspiring woman who will forever be an incredible role model for not only women but for all young people who wanted to pursue a career in aviation as well. Aviation was such a new thing, and she opened the door for others to follow their dreams. Her spirit and bravery will never be forgotten.

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