Thursday, March 3, 2011
Amelia Earhart - Diving team being assembled
74 years after the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan, the search continues. A plane discovered in 2002 by sea slug divers is one of the theories of her final resting place. Now 9 years after ITS discovery a diving team is set to explore the wreck, off of a reef near Buka island. This location is approximately 800 miles east of the main island of Paupa New Guinea, and approximately ~1750 miles west of Nikumaroro Island*. A few of the hurdles include a 20' poisonous sea snake living on/in/near the wreck, local and environmental issues and the sheer remoteness of the location.
I really hope they find something conclusive so that all these competing (and usually mutually exclusive) theories can be put to rest. I'm not saying I have a position on it, but her crash(-landing) somewhere in the South Pacific seems the most likely based on everything I've read...
Source -> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1362628/Is-Amelia-Earhart-Mystery-About-Solved.html
Older post about the search for the Earhart's plane -> http://www.dannyfinnegan.com/2010/12/new-evidence-that-amelia-earhart-crash.html
*Nikumaroro Island was where, last year, some finger bones believing to be human and Amerlia Earharts were found - says another theory. - Now is it possible she crashed near Buka Island, then somehow drifted almost 2000 miles to Nikumaroro, who knows?