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    eventually dying there. This theory is convincing based on the island 's location. Later remains were recovered of what they believe to be a piece of metal from her plane. Gardner Island, also known as Nikumaroro, is a remote island located in the Western Pacific Ocean. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, also know as, TIGHAR; has been studying the mysterious disappearance for the past 25 years. TIGHAR has been researching on and near Gardner Island; they recovered a piece of metal believed to belong to Amelia’s plane. The piece is described and identified as, “Artifact 2-2-V-1, a metal scrap found near Nikumaroro is 19 inches wide and 23 inches long, and has a distinctive pattern of rivets” (TIGHAR 3). This discovery when compared to a replica matches what was believed to be used on Earhart 's plane. The uncovering and positive identification of this piece has encouraged further research both in the water and on the island. The findings support this theory, making it seem more plausible. There is a piece of evidence in possession from the wreckage. This now serves as a reminder there is hope that this unsolved mystery could be solved; filling in the gaps in our history textbooks. Another potential theory is that Amelia was captured by the Japanese on Nikumaroro Island. The Japanese had ships stationed close by, Earhart could have been discovered along with her plane and then forced into capture. Earhart would have faced with a difficult situation-…

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    tropical island in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, according to researchers at The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR). Tall, slender, blonde and brave, Earhart disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937 in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator. Her final resting place has long been a mystery. For years, Richard Gillespie, TIGHAR's executive director and author of the book "Finding Amelia," and his crew have been…

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    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,…

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    Earhart Conspiracy Theory

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    Secondly, another deeply credited theory is the belief that Earhart and co-pilot Noonan were ‘Nikumaroro Castaway’s.’ It is speculated both pilots touched down on a remote South Pacific Island called Nikumaroro – now commonly known as Gardner Island. The belief stands that the Electra was running low on fuel implementing fear within the pilots as they began searching for a safe destination to refuel (Howland Island.) Unintentionally, the flight path veered towards the Southwest and they landed…

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    Also, unlike the other theories where it would have been difficult to get very far off the intended route, Nikumaroro is only 350 miles from the intended Howland island. Nikumaroro lies on the line of altitude that was last known of Earhart “157-337” (Adler). Jerry Adler describes one of the artifacts, “A sheet of aluminum, about 18 by 24 inches, bent, dented, scratched and crisscrossed by 103 rivet holes.” Adler also stated that the he was 98% sure this was a piece of Earhart’s plane because…

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    Amelia Earhart Theory

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    Amelia was said to have survived as a castaway before eventually dying there. This theory is convincing based on the island's location. Later remains were recovered of what they believe to be a piece of metal from her plane. Gardner Island, also known as Nikumaroro, is a remote island located in the Western Pacific Ocean. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, also know as, TIGHAR; has been studying the mysterious disappearance for the past 25 years. TIGHAR has been…

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    Earhart may have landed safely on the island known as Nikumaroro, but died before she could have been rescued. The TIGHAR team suggests, “The Earhart made more than 100 radio transmissions calling for help between July 2 and July 6 of 1937, which rules out the possibility of her plane crashing” (Pequenino). In the team’s concept, Amelia Earhart would have had enough fuel to land on the island since she was able to call for help. Since the S.O.S. calls were admitted over the course of four days,…

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    believed that she missed the island due to a glare from the sun rising or strong winds after receiving a Naval message that she had passed northwest of the island.They started a search but with no luck after sixteen days, the Navy was called to help search. Sixty-six aircrafts and nine ships took part in the search that ended on July 18, 1937. Even though the official search had ended, Putnam kept searching in efforts of trying to find his wife. He financed the additional search with tips of…

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