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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 »

Earhart's Wreckage Not Caught on Video, Say Experts

Court battle continues over donations to search

(Newser) - News from another, far older search for a missing plane: Experts yesterday filed court statements saying underwater video at the heart of a lawsuit doesn't show Amelia Earhart's plane after all, the AP reports. At the center of the saga, and suit, is the claim from a donor... 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 »

Group Found Earhart Plane, Kept It Quiet: Suit

TIGHAR rejects accusation

(Newser) - About two weeks ago, TIGHAR (that's the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery) announced that it may have spotted the location of Amelia Earhart's downed plane during a 2012 search. The most important part of that sentence, according to an angry donor, is the year: Timothy Mellon says... More »

Sonar Image May Show Earhart's Plane

Off island of Nikumaroro

(Newser) - A team of experts that has been chasing Amelia Earhart's elusive trail for years may be closer than ever to solving the mystery of her 1937 disappearance. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) had more than a decade ago pinpointed the Pacific island of Nikumaroro as the... 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 »

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