Amelia Earhart Distress Calls On Radio

Over the past few months, I’ve gotten interested in the search for Amelia Earhart. When the most recent trip for an underwater sonar search for her plane was announced, I became intrigued.  Researchers found an old photograph of the “bay” at Gardner Island (about 100 miles from where she was supposed to land…but on the same line). 

It was taken by the British in the days after she was lost. The State Department did a blind analysis of the photo and determined that a wheel strut of the exact same type of plane that Earhart was flying is visible in the water off the beach!  What are the chances of there being TWO Lockheed Electras that crashed in the area?  Not likely.  I also did some Internet research on Earhart’s use of the plane radio to provide location updates….and all of the distress calls reported after she crashed.  Of course, many were picked up by ham radio operators.  Really fascinating reading.   Here’s a link to a newly published Discovery Channel about the distress calls and how many of them may now be real and were not hoaxes.

http://news.discovery.com/history/amelia-earhart-distress-calls-120601.html

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