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Amelia Earhart was a great pilot and she was the second person to fly solo and nonstop across the Atlantic. She was also the first person to fly solo and nonstop across the United States and she attempted to be the first woman to fly around the world with her navigator, Fred Noonan. Sadly, on this trip, she died somewhere near Howland Island in the Pacific. She was famous because she was the first woman to accomplish many things that only men had done before.

Earhart went missing on July 2, 1937. Recently, a Sonar image near Howl Island found something that seems to look like Earhart’s plane. The plane Earhart flew was the Lockheed Electra 10E which seems to look the same as the one in the Sonar image. The wings of her plane look very similar to her plane, and the rear wings also look like the ones on her plane. If this is her plane, one of the rear wings remains as seen in the image. This resemblance does not just come together like sticks and stones but this image is placed very much like a plane.

Although the evidence seems strong there has been some speculation to this discovery. The main reason for this is because this image was taken at a depth of about 16,400 feet, in comparison to the Titanic which is almost 4,000 miles less in depth. Anything at this depth would have taken a hard crash and would be rusting away. Even though the image looks very much like the plane the depiction is still very blurry. These speculations are becoming less and less as more proof that this might be Earhart’s plane surface.

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The Sonar image that was taken was about 100 miles from Howe Island. When Earhart sent out her second-to-last radio message she said she was low on fuel. If she had run out of fuel eventually they would not have been far from Howe Island by the time she crashed. Earhart and Noonan would have died in the crash from the height they fell from or they would have gone down with the plane. However, she died not far from Howl Island which this Sonar image shows.

The mystery of Earhart’s death is still a mystery for now but this Sonar image may be able to help us uncover this mystery. For now, there is no strong evidence that this is Earhart’s plane or even a plane at all. For all we know it could be anything, but there is evidence pointing towards this speculation. Right now, many people are trying to find more evidence to convince people to send down drones and explore what this is exactly and if this is Earhart’s plane.

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