Newly discovered footage may solve riddle of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance   

Researchers attempting to determine the fate of Amelia Earhart, the pioneering flier who disappeared over the Pacific in 1937, believe that newly discovered footage of her aircraft will help solve one of aviation’s longest-running mysteries. 

After 10 years of negotiations, the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) has purchased a reel of 16mm film of Ms Earhart’s Electra aircraft being refuelled at an airstrip in Lae, New Guinea, shortly before she took off on the leg of her round-the-world trip that would take her to the Pacific island of Howland. 

The researchers are hoping to be able to enhance the film to a degree at which it is possible to determine the exact shape…


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