Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

The Mystery Solved

Book - 1999
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When Amelia Earhart disappeared on July 2, 1937, she was flying the longest leg of her around-the-world flight and was only days away from completing her journey. Her plane was never found, and for more than sixty years rumors have persisted about what happened to her.

Now, with the recent discovery of long-lost radio messages from Earhart's final flight, we can say with confidence that she ran out of gas just short of her destination of Howland Island in the Pacific Ocean. From the beginning of her flight, a series of tragic circumstances all but doomed her and her navigator, Fred Noonan.

Authors Elgen M. and Marie K. Long spent more than twenty-five years researching the mystery surrounding Earhart's final flight before finally determining what happened. They traveled over one hundred thousand miles to interview more than one hundred people who knew some part of the Earhart story. They draw on authoritative sources to take us inside the cockpit of the Electra plane that Earhart flewand recreate the final flight itself. Because Elgen Long began his own flying career not long after Earhart's disappearance, he can describe the

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1999
ISBN: 9780684860053
0684860058
9780684860060
0684860066
Branch Call Number: 629.13 L85am 1999
Characteristics: 320 p. (8 p. of plates) : ill, maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Long, Marie K.

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