How Did Amelia Earhart Disappear And Was She Ever Found?

Amelia Earhart was one of America’s greatest airplane pilots. In 1937, when she and her navigator, Frederick J. Noonan, were attempting to fly 27,000 miles around the world, their plane suddenly disappeared without a trace.

A radio message was received that said the gas supply was running low, but they didn’t sound worried. The last message was “We are on line of position…” and then stopped without another word. Despite an extensive search, her plane was never found.

Ever since, interested people have tried to track down clues to her possible whereabouts. But every “lead” has fizzled. To this day, what happened to Earhart and Noonan remains a mystery. Earhart was declared legally dead in 1939.

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic. A native of Kansas, she served as a nurse’s aide at a Canadian hospital during World War I, after which she became a teacher and social worker in Boston, Massachusetts. She learned to fly in California and made her first solo flight in 1920.

On May 20, 1932, she made her historic trans-Atlantic solo flight in 14 hours, 15 minutes, when she flew from Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, to Londonderry, Ireland. On January 11, 1935, she became the first woman to fly from Hawaii to California.

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5 thoughts on “How Did Amelia Earhart Disappear And Was She Ever Found?”

  1. Nobody knows for sure. She is more then likely dead right now. She and Noonan disappeared on their flight across the world. There have been many different theories as too what happened to the two on their last flight but nobody knows for certain.

  2. you just dont care u people are dumb why would she move to a differnt place and die after i thank her plane was low on gas and she was going near the ocean and her plane fell under water and she died and thats what i thank

  3. i think “clara” is being sort of mean because its pretty sad that Amelia was the first women to fly from Hawaii to California n she died before she got rewarded for what she did which was awesome !!!

  4. I did some math and if Amelia is alive (hopefully.) she will be 115!! I am also sad that one of the greatest women in history has disappeared. :(

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