The pilot, who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, disappeared over the Pacific in 1937 while attempting to become the first woman to circumnavigate the globe by air.
Although the bones had been analyzed in 1940 by physician D. W. Hoodless — who concluded that the remains belonged to a man — Jantz recently reexamined the seven bone measurements using modern techniques and found a different result.
The celebrated aviator and women’s rights symbol took off with navigator Fred Noonan in her Lockheed Electra at an airfield in Papua New Guinea on July 2, 1937. They flew east toward Howland Island, a tiny sliver of land in the central Pacific Ocean as they holed to complete a marathon 29,000-mile flight, when they suddenly vanished. The mystery has gone unsolved for 80 years.
The bones were retested using modern DNA, sizing and other ways to find out who it was. The result? Amelia Earhart.
What do you think of this? After many theories, the legendary pilot’s mystery has been discovered.
Funny how this is coming out on International Women’s Day…
Glad that they retested them though and that we now are positive about Amelia Earhart
After so long…we can find out what happened to Amelia Earhart.
Thanks, technology! :)
The most famous woman in aviation history. Glad the mystery may have finally been solved. Get such a sad feeling thinking about how her last days where but the impact that she left on women’s rights and aviation is still clear today and for that I am happy. Rest easy to this legend.
I resently watched a film about it. I’m really happy to see they still try and research stuff like this. Thanks!
Finally all those conspiracy theories can be put to bed.
The stuff people think of !
I guess the conspiracies that she was taken prisoner by the Japanese are quite unlikely now. Something I never found out was if they found her aircraft. Anyone that would perhaps know that?
This is like the 5th or 6th positive time she’s been found
Those weren’t ever confirmed. This was the first time that it was confirmed.
All of the others were false, and lead off of false leads.
This time they retested some of the bones that a previous scientist concluded negative. These bones were found just 3 years after the crash, and with our modern technology we have been able to get a more appropriate answer.
MaxSez: Glad I’ve liveed long enough to finally get the solution to this aviation history mystery. The next unanswered questions is did Earhart & Noonan get captured by the Japanese and beheaded for trespass on one of there secretly militarized mid Pacific Island possessions. Only time will tell. Great report @Etrain you made my day…
@anon93248082… Positive findings; Revisionest History and wishful thinking I believe my friend.
I’ve been following this story for more than 60 years. DNA Caps it for me… There’s more to this story unreleased, like a mysteries truth positive will tell the tail in time…
Sad to think she was so close but yet so far. Happy to see she can finally be laid to rest and the family gets to finally find out her whereabouts.
Time for me to do a round the world flight in an A-10. Inspiration to Amelia
I’m literally writing a history paper on this exact topic. Thank you for your contribution to it! (Yes I’ll give you credits in the footnotes)
Lol. I’d say it’s about time someone found something.
And this on Int’l Women’s Day? What a miracle! Technology saves history again!
Now the quest to find the electra.
Lol. There is still a lot of unknowns. Was she taken prisoner by the Japanese?
that was a urban legend. that picture was from a novel that didn’t even feature them. i watched a documentary about it
I used to have an aching feeling in my chest when I learned about how Amelia Earhart disappeared.
I wonder how the previous scientist came to the false conclusion?