Aircraft Amelia Earhart may be found near New Guinea
At the time of the disappearance, Amelia Erhard was a very famous person. The first woman to cross the Atlantic by air, the first woman to do the same at the helm (in the first flight she was actually a passenger), the first female pilot to fly through the entire United States, the first pilot (of any gender) to fly from Hawaii to California - the list goes on.
This was to be the last outstanding record of Amelia Earhart - she was going to retire for a more or less significant time in order to give birth to a child. The penultimate stage of its flight was to take place on July 2 from Lae on the coast of New Guinea to Howland Island, a small island 2.5 km long. Now it is uninhabited, and then, by order of President Roosevelt, an airfield was built on it - especially for receiving and refueling Amelia Earhart's aircraft. From there, the pilot was supposed to go to Hawaii.
But ... Lockheed Electra of the famous aviator did not reach the island.
Recent radio messages from the plane said that it was somewhere nearby, but the island could not be found, and there was little gas. The last radiogram received from Earhart was: "We are on line 157–337 ... I repeat ... I repeat ... we are moving along the line." Judging by the signal level, the plane was supposed to appear above Howland from minute to minute, but did not appear; no new broadcasts followed. Judging by the latest report, the navigator determined through astronomical navigation that they are located on the “position line” of 157-337 degrees passing through the island, but, not knowing their latitude position, they flew along this line, trying to find the island.
Earhart and Noonan searched for two weeks, but never found. The American authorities concluded that the aircraft ran out of fuel, after which the crew died at sea.
The mystery of his disappearance for many decades has led enthusiasts to seek explanations. None of the versions can now be considered confirmed, we will not arrange a review here, this is not difficult to do without our help.
Today's hypothesis calls the island of Buka a crash site, near Papua New Guinea. According to Bill Snavely of Project Blue Angel (a search organization now), Earhart, not finding Howland in the ocean, could turn around and try to return to New Guinea. In this case, Buka was approximately in the way of the plane.
The first information about the possible crash of an airplane near Buka Island in 1937 was received at Blue Angel in 2005 from an employee of a correctional facility located on Buka. He referred to the evidence of the natives of the island, which, in turn, referred to senior fellow tribesmen.
No one has ever looked for a possible crash site. Snaves and his comrades spent 13 years on underwater searches. Last year, they managed to find glass that looked like the lid of the Electra landing lamp. Researchers managed to find other fragments of the aircraft.
“Amelia’s Electra has undergone certain individual modifications, and the fact that some of these unique modifications seem to be traced in the wreckage found gives hope that this is the aircraft, ” states Jill Meyers, public relations manager at Blue Angel.
The Daily Mail, reporting this, clarifies that the search participants intend to return to the alleged site of the accident this spring.