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Amelia Earhart lost wrecked plane possibly spotted explorers Pacific Ocean

New evidence suggests Amelia Earhart's plane may have been found, possibly solving the mystery of her disappearance. #AmeliaEarhart #NewDiscovery

Ocean explorers from the South Carolina-based marine robotics company, Deep Sea Vision, believe they may have discovered a new clue in the mystery surrounding the disappearance of legendary aviator Amelia Earhart. After using sonar equipment, the team believes they have uncovered an image that closely resembles the unique dual tails and scale of Earhart's Lockheed Electra aircraft. The image was found westward of Earhart's projected landing point in the Pacific Ocean.

The discovery was made as part of the "Date Line Theory," which was formed in 2010 by Liz Smith, a former NASA employee and amateur pilot. The theory suggests that Earhart's navigator, Fred Noonan, may have made a westward navigational error of 60 miles due to miscalculating his celestial star navigation after forgetting to turn the calendar back one day as they flew over the International Date Line.

DSV's CEO, Tony Romeo, and his brother, Lloyd Romeo, delved deeper into this theory, leading them to the possible wreckage. "We always felt that she [Earhart] would have made every attempt to land the aircraft gently on the water, and the aircraft signature that we see in the sonar image suggests that may be the case," Tony Romeo said in a news release. "We're thrilled to have made this discovery at the tail end of our expedition, and we plan to bring closure to a great American story."

Amelia Earhart was attempting to become the first woman to successfully complete a circumnavigational flight of the globe when she disappeared on July 2, 1937. She was last seen in Papua New Guinea and disappeared near Howland Island in the Pacific Ocean. Despite extensive search efforts, she was declared dead in absentia on January 5, 1939.

This new discovery has reignited interest in the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance and may provide valuable insight into one of the greatest modern mysteries. The team at Deep Sea Vision is hopeful that their find will bring closure to this enduring American story.

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