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The Search For Amelia Earhart Takes Flight – Again

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75 years after her disappearance, new clues have reignited the search for the flying pioneer.  The new information has also lured in a high-profile helper.

On Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is set to meet with historians and scientists as a new hunt is launched for the wreckage of Earhart’s Lockheed Electra plane.

The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery will begin the search in June, according to the Associated Press, off the remote island of South Pacific island of Nikumaroro, in the nation of Kiribati.

Over the years, many search teams have tried in vain to locate Earhart and the remains of her plane.

Over the decades, theories as to Earhart’s fate have multiplied — some people have speculated that Earhart and Noonan were U.S. agents captured by the Japanese before World War II. Some even said she lived on an island in the South Pacific with a native fisherman.

Numerous attempts were made to find the wreckage. As recently as last year, divers in Papua New Guinea said they had found the plane. An ABC report at the time quoted one expert as saying the claim was “silly beyond description.”

New satellite imagery might help narrow the trail.

Now the Associated Press reports that a senior U.S. official has said a new analysis of a contemporary photo of a portion of the island of Nikumaroro shows what some people believe could be a strut and wheel of Earhart’s plane protruding from the water.

The upcoming search for the wreckage of Earhart’s plane is reportedly a public and private effort with a price tag of $500,000. Clinton will use the opportunity, according to the AP, to praise Earhart and her legacy.

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