A piece of aluminum debris recovered in 1991

A fragment of Amelia Earhart’s lost aircraft has been identified to a high degree
of certainty for the first time ever since her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean
on July 2, 1937, in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator.

New research strongly suggests that a piece of aluminum aircraft debris recovered
in 1991 (above) from Nikumaroro, an uninhabited atoll in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, does belong to Earhart’s twin-engine Lockheed Electra.

The search for Amelia Earhart is about to continue in the pristine waters of a tiny uninhabited island, Nikumaroro, between Hawaii and Australia.

According to researchers at The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), which has long been investigating the last, fateful flight taken by Earhart
77 years ago, the aluminum sheet is a patch of metal installed on the Electra during
the aviator’s eight-day stay in Miami, which was the fourth stop on her attempt to circumnavigate the globe.

Amelia Earhart waving from the twin-engine Lockheed Electra before
taking off from LA on March 10, 1937.

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