History

Amelia Earhart's Airplane Maybe Found

One of 20th century America's big mysteries

|

Back in July, an Earhart expedition set sail for Gardner Island in the western Pacific Ocean. The expedition was launched shortly after researchers said they had discovered evidence that Earhart and Noonan could have possibly survived on the island for a short time after they disappeared in 1937.

The expedition was armed with a cool $2.2 million in funding and a pair of submersible vehicles designed to search for wreckage of Earhart's Lockheed Electra aircraft at the bottom of the reef off the island's coast.