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New Earhart Search 'Less a Shot in Dark' Than Any Before

This one will involve forensic dogs searching for her remains

(Newser) - Thirteen human bones discovered on a Pacific island three years after Amelia Earhart disappeared were subsequently lost. But that leaves 193 bones still to be found, as an archaeologist puts it. In its latest mission in its three decades of searching for Earhart, the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery... More »

Amelia Earhart May Have Been Found—76 Years Ago

Photo of Earhart matches skeleton found in 1940: TIGHAR

(Newser) - For 79 years, people have been searching for Amelia Earhart. But for 76 years, the mystery of her disappearance might have been solved. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery says Earhart's bones were perhaps found on the island of Nikumaroro in Kiribati in 1940, three years after her... More »

Indiana Trucking Company Owner Searching for Earhart

Rodney McDonald admits he doesn't really know much about Earhart

(Newser) - A 15-person team today begins a five-day, thousand-mile voyage from Fiji to the Pacific island of Nikumaroro, where it'll be searching both land and sea for traces of Amelia Earhart. WNDU profiles a perhaps surprising member of the TIGHAR team: a 40-year-old man from South Bend, Ind., who owns... More »

New Search for Earhart's Plane to Begin

TIGHAR will be back on Nikumaroro on June 13

(Newser) - TIGHAR will soon be at it again. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery will return to the Pacific island of Nikumaroro next month as part of its search for signs of Amelia Earhart's plane. The group announced on its website that a 14-person team will set off... More »

Investigators: We've Got a Piece of Earhart's Plane

And it suggests she never crashed

(Newser) - A team investigating the disappearance of Amelia Earhart is reporting, with "increasing confidence," that it has managed to identify a piece of her plane that was retrieved in 1991. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, or TIGHAR, says the part in question is a metal patch that... More »

Plane Photo May Offer Big Clue in Earhart Flight

Expert thinks he's spotted a repair on fuselage that provides link to crash-landing

(Newser) - Attention, Amelia Earhart buffs. The Miami Herald has an intriguing report about how a long-forgotten photo snapped before takeoff could prove that she crash-landed on a Pacific island. The photo, taken on a runway in Miami in 1937, shows a shiny rectangular patch on the side of the plane that... More »

Search for Earhart's Plane to Resume

Group plans new Pacific expedition

(Newser) - The search is back on: The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery is returning to the Pacific island of Nikumaroro next year to hunt for wreckage from Amelia Earhart's plane, reports NBC News . TIGHAR has already undertaken several expeditions at the site, where it believes Earhart and navigator Fred... More »

Searchers Think They Found Amelia Earhart's Debris Field

HD pics show evidence of a manmade debris field on isolated island

(Newser) - Last month's search for Amelia Earhart's plane seemingly ended in failure , but forensic investigators now think they might have actually uncovered evidence of a plane wheel and landing gear, reports ABC News . The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) wasn't able to analyze its high definition... More »

Beset by Problems, Search for Earhart's Plane Ends

But researchers still believe the aviator crashed near Nikumaroro

(Newser) - The latest ambitious, expensive expedition to find Amelia Earhart's plane is returning to Hawaii, without the pictures of the plane researchers were hoping to obtain. "This is just sort of the way things are in this world," the president of the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery... More »

Search for Amelia Earhart Begins Off Hawaii

Latest expedition hopes to find concrete evidence of plane

(Newser) - Seventy-five years later, could the world finally learn the fate of Amelia Earhart? An expedition is setting sail from Hawaii today, headed to the uninhabited island of Nikumaroro where it hopes to finally determine once and for all what happened to the famous aviator. Recently unearthed clues, including a jar... More »

Anti-Freckle Jar Key Clue to Amelia Earhart Crash Site?

More evidence that she may have lived as castaway on Pacific island

(Newser) - Out, damn spots! Legendary flyer Amelia Earhart hated her freckles, and now a very old jar of anti-freckle cream discovered on a remote Pacific island is adding to evidence that searches may have found her final resting place. The jar, broken in five pieces, was found by researchers for the... More »

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