Amelia Earhart mystery

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FILE -  This undated photo shows Amelia Earhart visting a Purdue classroom for aerodynamics students.   Earhart was a lecturer at the school from fall of 1935 until her 1937 disappearance.    Three bone fragments found on a deserted South Pacific island are being analyzed to determine if they belong to Amelia Earhart _ tests that could finally prove she died as a castaway after failing in her 1937 quest to become the first woman to fly around the world.  (AP Photo/Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, The Journal & Courier)  NO SALES

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A new search for the wreckage of Amelia Earhart's plane will launch in 2014. Earhart, a famed aviator, vanished in 1937 along with her navigator Fred Noonan. The two were attempting a flight around the world, and were last seen in Lae, New Guinea. According to the International Group For Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), Earhart and Noonan may have survived for days or weeks after landing on the reef surrounding Nikumaroro, once known as Gardner Island. Among the evidence were post-crash distress calls thought to have been sent by the stranded aviators. (LiveScience)

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