Amelia Earhart: The Odd Vanishing Of Amelia Earhart

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Amelia Earhart was, and still is, one of the most famous women in history for being the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean. On July 2nd, 1937, the famous pilot and her navigator, Fred Noonan, mysteriously vanished while attempting to circumnavigate the globe around the equator ("The Odd Vanishing Of Amelia Earhart."). There are many different theories on what could have happened that day that range in believability and it is important to add that there is little to no evidence for any of them. The circumstances to where and when they died also had a large factor in the conspiracies. Earhart and Noonan’s plan was to circle around the globe starting and ending in California, USA. The flight would start on May 21st, 1937, was to last approximately forty days, and they were going to make many stops, zigzagging along the equator to refuel ("The Odd Vanishing Of Amelia Earhart."). They flew in a twin engine lockheed 10-electra plane that carried no more than two passengers at time. This was a high-performance mode of transportation that had been modified to carry one thousand lbs of fuel instead of the regular two hundred (“Amelia Earhart Disappears”). The plane also was equipped to float, in case of a crash, and had a rubber lifeboat for passengers ("Miss Earhart Forced Down At Sea, Howland Isle Fears; Coast Guard Begins Search."). The flight would include long periods of flight over large bodies of water, but if successful, Amelia would have been the first woman to fly

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