Expedition Will Seek Resolution Of Earhart Mystery


A diary that was kept by a journalist who was covering Amelia Earhart’s round-the-world flight when she disappeared has recently resurfaced and is fueling new speculation about her fate. Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, vanished over the South Pacific 70 years ago in July 1937. The diary raises questions about the early hours of the search and what transmissions were sent from the aircraft. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) is planning an expedition this summer to return to Nikumaroro, a tiny island where they believe Earhart and Noonan may have landed when their Lockheed Electra ran out of fuel. The investigators will search for artifacts, and they also hope to find human remains that could be used for DNA testing.