Amelia Earhart mystery

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)

Amelia Earhart stands June 14, 1928 in front of her bi-plane called "Friendship" in Newfoundland. (Photo by Getty Images)
Earhart
Amelia Earhart stands June 14, 1928 in front of her bi-plane called "Friendship" in Newfoundland. (Photo by Getty Images)
In this January 1935 photo provided by Matson Navigation Company Archives, Amelia Earhart studies maps and charts at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. (AP Photo)
Amelia Earhart
In this January 1935 photo provided by Matson Navigation Company Archives, Amelia Earhart studies maps and charts at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. (AP Photo)
American aircraft pilot Amelia Earhart is assisted by her husband, George Palmer Putnam, as she climbs out of the cockpit of her autogiro after completing a transcontinental flight to the West Coast and back, at the Metropolitan Airport in Newark, N.J., on June 22, 1931. (AP Photo)
Amelia Earhart
American aircraft pilot Amelia Earhart is assisted by her husband, George Palmer Putnam, as she climbs out of the cockpit of her autogiro after completing a transcontinental flight to the West Coast and back, at the Metropolitan Airport in Newark, N.J., on June 22, 1931. (AP Photo)
Famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, pose in front of their twin-engine Lockheed Electra in Los Angeles in May 1937, prior to their attempt to fly around the world. (AP Photo)
Amelia Earhart
Famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, pose in front of their twin-engine Lockheed Electra in Los Angeles in May 1937, prior to their attempt to fly around the world. (AP Photo)
American aviatrix Amelia Earhart poses with flowers as she arrives in Southampton, England, after her transatlantic flight on the "Friendship" from Burry Point, Wales, on June 26, 1928. The tri-motor "Friendship" was piloted by two men as Earhart served as the commander, making her the first woman passenger to fly across the Atlantic. (AP Photo)
Amelia Earhart
American aviatrix Amelia Earhart poses with flowers as she arrives in Southampton, England, after her transatlantic flight on the "Friendship" from Burry Point, Wales, on June 26, 1928. The tri-motor "Friendship" was piloted by two men as Earhart served as the commander, making her the first woman passenger to fly across the Atlantic. (AP Photo)
Mrs. Amelia Earhart Putnam pictured beside a likeness of herself executed by George Conlon, an American sculptor now living in Paris in an undated photo. The bust which is remarkable facsimile of the transatlantic flier was modeled almost entirely with the aid of photographs because of the inability of the flier to devote most of her time while in Paris to the sittings. (AP Photo)
Amelia Earhart
Mrs. Amelia Earhart Putnam pictured beside a likeness of herself executed by George Conlon, an American sculptor now living in Paris in an undated photo. The bust which is remarkable facsimile of the transatlantic flier was modeled almost entirely with the aid of photographs because of the inability of the flier to devote most of her time while in Paris to the sittings. (AP Photo)

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