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Divers found near Islands in Papua New Guinea chip, which could belong to the aircraft by American writer and aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. Reported by the Daily Mail.
Jill Myers, a representative of project Blue Angel, in which participants explored the depths around the Islands for 13 years, said that divers found a piece of glass, which has similarities with the landing lights of the aircraft, “Lockheed-Electra”. It Earhart went to the last flight in 1937.
Myers said that for travel in the aircraft were fitted with specific modifications, and the discovery may prove to be part of them.
Daver bill Snavely of Blue Angel said that glass was found near the island of Buka, which ran under the route Earhart. The project participants are planning to organize another expedition in the detection zone of the chip in the spring.
Amelia Earhart disappeared in July 1937, along with Navigator Frederick Noonan during the world flight for the longest route on Earth over the equator. “Lokhid-Electra” had to take the most dangerous flights for the whole journey from the coast of New Guinea to the tiny Howland island in the Central Pacific ocean. There by order of the then US President Franklin Roosevelt had built the runway and put on guard duty coast guard ship “Itasca”. Earhart stopped to answer questions from the ship, and her plane never flew to Howland.
After the disappearance of the “Lokhid-Electra” the naval forces of the United States began the most extensive and expensive search operation in history of the U.S. Navy, but the aircraft could not be found.
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