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The case of the missing pilot may be over after almost 90 years

The case of the missing pilot may be over after almost 90 years

Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan before a flight.

Photo: Photo: instagram reproduction @deep.sea.vision

An exploration company claims to have found the exact location of Amelia Earhart's plane, which disappeared in 1937. She was the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo in a hot air balloon, and her disappearance remains a mystery to this day.

In an online interview nbc From the United States, Tony Romeo, a former US Air Force officer and current CEO of Deep Sea Vision, claimed to have located the missing 1937 plane in which Amelia Earhart planned to circumnavigate the world alongside navigator Fred Noonan.

At the time, it was flying near the equator when it disappeared without a trace. The last leg of his journey included the Pacific Ocean, between Australia and Hawaii. It was supposed to pass through Little Howland Island, but it never arrived. In 1939, she was declared dead, and investigators believe her plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean, although they have not found any wreckage or bodies.

Two years after her disappearance, Amelia Earhart was pronounced dead. Investigators concluded that their plane had crashed in the Pacific Ocean, but the plane and bodies were never found.

For the expedition, Tony Romeo used about 11 million US dollars (54 million R$) to find the location at the bottom of the sea. Sonar techniques were used in the search operations [O sonar funciona basicamente como um radar, porém usa pulsos sonoros no lugar das ondas de rádio] In the area where the Amelia plane was suspected to be located.

The team led by Romeo collected data in December and identified a blurry plane-shaped image. They maintain the belief that it is the missing plane.

The photo was taken about 160 kilometers from Howland Island, between Australia and Hawaii, and was highlighted by Romeo for NBC. He pointed out that there is no information about another plane that crashed in the area, and the plane that is supposed to be identified has a shape similar to models dating back to the 1930s. Tony Romeo's team plans to return to the site later this year, with an underwater camera to monitor and obtain images of the plane.

Source: Redacao Terra

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