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    During the seventy-three years since Amelia Earhart had “vanished into thin air” many theories have emerged about how and where the famous pilot died. According to some researchers, new discoveries on the Pacific island of Nikumaroro may bring us closer than ever to the discovery of what might’ve happened to her. Amelia Earhart’s daring flight around the world was cut short when her plane, the Lockeed Electra, disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on June 2, 1937. Shortly after, rescue workers began scouring the area for signs of her and her navigator, Fred Noonan. The Coast Guard and U.S. Navy launched the largest and most expensive search in American history to try and find them. When they failed, Earhart’s husband, George Putnam, financed his own search but, unfortunately, also came up empty handed. Amelia Earhart had supposedly vanished into thin air. In an official report, the U.S. government stated that the two flyers were unable to locate their destination of Howland Island, ran out of fuel, crashed into the ocean, and then sank. On January 5, 1939, Amelia Earhart was legally declared dead, even though the question of how and where had she died was still unsolved. Since Earhart’s disappearance, many hypotheses have emerged about what…

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    What do you think happened to Amelia Earhart? Millions of people know the famous aviator, Amelia Earhart. But not so many people know how she died. There are multiple assumptions for what happened to Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan. Her first flight, in 1920 was the start of something huge. She began flying many places, like across the Atlantic to Britain, and from Hawaii to the US Mainland. These flights were the many things that made her famous. Not so long after, she had bigger…

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    mission to fly around the world. Scientists are still puzzled about what happened to the aviator. Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan may have landed on a different island, crashed or maybe she was taken hostage. Amelia Mary Earhart was born to Amy and Edwin Earhart on July 24th 1897. The first ten years of her life were spent at her grandmother's house, while her father was in tough financial times. There, Amelia learned a passion for exploring and curiosity. Around 1907 the family…

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    She eventually chose Fred Noonan to be her navigator to come along on the voyage. Amelia had a plane built in Burbank, California for her trip. She named her new airplane the Electra. Amelia’s first attempt on March 17, 1937, was not successful. There were many technical problems with the plane, so it needed to be stopped and repaired in Hawaii immediately. When the plane tried to take off again, it crashed and had to be shipped back to America for repairs. The second attempt of the journey was…

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    After departing Miami, Florida on June 1 where they embarked on a journey through stops in the Caribbean, Central America and South America. West Africa, East Africa and then South Asia, India and eventually to South East Asia where repairs were made on some of the long distance instruments of her aircraft. After a stop in Darwin, Australia Amelia Earhart continued eastward to Lae, New Guinea, arriving there on June 29. This would be their last stop. Sadly, Amelia was only 2 stops short of…

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    When asked why she flew, Amelia Earhart answered, “My ambition is to have this wonderful gift produce practical results for the future of commercial flying and for the women who may want to fly tomorrow’s planes” (Quotes, n.p). Amelia Earhart was easily one of the best pilots in aviation history. On July 3, 1937 Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan, disappeared during their attempt to circumnavigate the globe. If successful, Earhart could have been the first woman to accomplish the feat,…

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    This is the theory that I believe happened to Amelia Earhart. there is many different theories but most of them I don't think that they are very accurate, so here is a timeline of what I think happened . 80 years ago Amelia earhart has been gone for a while on her trip around the world. She is figured lost, people don't know for sure what happened but when and if she returns that will answer any of our questions. Around 2 years later It has…

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    Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan were pronounced legally dead on January 5, 1939, after the two most expensive air and sea searches in American history. The first search for Amelia Earhart started on July 2, 1937, and was led by the U.S Navy and Coast Guard (“Happened”). George Putnam, Amelia Earhart's husband of six years, led a second search of the Phoenix and Gilbert islands which was also unsuccessful (Lovell 290). At the time of Amelia’s disappearance, she was one of the world's most famous…

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    Amelia Earhart's Journey

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    The word “journey” can strike a series of emotions and images into one’s heart. It could make one feel excited for adventure, or curious about the future. It can make one think of faraway places, and of interesting people. The word “journey” can make one think of adventurers and innovators alike. Individuals such as Lewis and Clark, Ernest Shackleton, and even Neil Armstrong come to mind. One might also think of Amelia Earhart, the woman whom embarked on one of the most daring yet…

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    June 1 1937, Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan departed from Miami and began their 29 000 mile journey heading east. One place they planned to land was on Howland Island, located between Hawaii and Australia. However, the island was a difficult spot for landing, only being 1,5 miles long and half a mile wide. On the 2 June 1937, Amelia Earhart and Frank Noonan just simply disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. The U.S Navy and coast Guard launched the largest and most expensive air and sea…

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