The disappearance of Amelia Earhart, the American aviator, has proved to be one of the most enduring mysteries of the past hundred years. But now researchers believe they may be a step closer to solving the puzzle. Earhart disappeared in July 1937 while attempting to fly around the world along the equator. At the time, she was crossing the Pacific Ocean, but so far no one has been able to confirm exactly where her plane came down.
This week though, The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) have announced that a piece of metal found 23 years ago on Nikumaroro atoll (part of the republic of Kiribati) has been identified as belonging to the Lockheed Electra that Earhart was flying. The 19-inch by 23-inch metal sheet had been a patch covering one of the plane's windows, and was unique to that aircraft.
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