Mysterious disappearances are the stuff of legend....
Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, is perhaps one of the most famous of the missing cases that continue to fascinate. She and her navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean without a trace on June 2, 1937, during her attempt to also become the first female aviator to fly around the world.
After Earhart disappeared in 1937, the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard launched the largest and most expensive air and sea search in American history to find her. Military ships scoured the ocean at a cost of $250,000 per day, but no conclusive evidence has ever been found.
On November 2, 2016, The International Group for Historic Aircraft Discovery, a group investigating one of the greatest aviation mysteries in history, said it’s uncovered a similarity between the pilot and a body found 76 years ago.
Earhart stands in front of her bi-plane, “Friendship,” in Newfoundland, June 14, 1928.