New technology may have helped to wipe away some of the mystery from the unexplained disappearance of flying pioneer Amelia Earhart 75 years ago. Findings released by the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) on Friday indicated that the daring female pilot and her navigator, Fred Noonan, set down at deserted Gardner Island in the Pacific, from where they tried to radio for help. “Amelia Earhart did not simply vanish on July 2, 1937,” Richard Gillespie, executive director of TIGHAR, told reporters. “Radio distress calls believed to have been sent from the missing plane dominated the headlines and drove much of the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy search.” Researchers plan to use submersibles to search for Earhart’s plane in the area around the island.
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