New Data On Amelia Earhart
A new technique called neutron radiology might be the key to solving the 84-year-old mystery of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance. Earhart, celebrated as the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean with a navigator friend, is at the center of perhaps the most historical mysteries when she vanished in her Lockheed Electra 10-E airplane in July 1937. The plane nor the remains of Earhart and her friend have ever been found.
During the flight, Earhart made radio contact with the cutter Itaska, explaining she was having radio and instrument troubles and said she was unsure of her precise location. Minutes later she vanished. In 1991, Earhart enthusiast Richard Gillespie found an aluminum panel in washed-up storm debris on the shore of a Pacific island and suspected the panel came from the Lockheed Electra. Fast forward to today and a Penn State University team is employing a neutron beam in hopes of uncovering hidden clues that might support Gillespie’s hypothesis. Here’s more with BuzWeaver on The Lost History Channel TKTC.