New evidence reveals where the aviatrix may have landed.
U.S. (WiredPRNews.com) – New evidence has presented a plausible theory about where aviatrix Amelia Earhart may have ended up after her disappearance during a1937 flight over the Pacific Ocean. As reported by Discovery News, researchers at The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) have proposed that Earhart’s final resting place may have been an island on the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati.
Richard Gillespie, executive director of TIGHAR is quoted by Discovery News as stating, “We know that in 1940 British Colonial Service officer Gerald Gallagher recovered a partial skeleton of a castaway on Nikumaroro. Unfortunately, those bones have now been lost.”
Karen Ramey Burns Forensic anthropologist is further quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “The skeleton was found to be consistent in appearance with females of European descent in the United States today, and the stature was consistent with that of Amelia Earhart.” However, Burns also noted, “The evidence is plentiful — but not conclusive yet — to support the hypothesis that Amelia landed and died on the island of Nikumaroro.”
A movie about the life of Earhart was recently released in theatres.
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