Expedition Group Says It May Have Found Amelia Earhart’s Missing Plane

(ConservativeJournal.org) – It has been nearly 100 years since Amelia Earhart and her plane went missing over the Pacific Ocean. A new recent discovery by a deep-sea exploration team might offer a new lead. Deep Sea Vision, based in Charleston, South Carolina, revealed that it captured a sonar image in the Pacific Ocean that looks exactly like the plane Earhart went down in.

The team covered over 5,000 square miles of the ocean floor using an underwater drone. They shared the sonar images on social media. The team also released videos of the expedition, where you can see something resembling a plane on the ocean floor.

The $11 million search was financed by Tony Romeo, an ex-pilot and former US Air Force officer who sold his real estate properties to fund the search. Romeo expressed the excitement of embarking on what he deems the most thrilling venture of his life.

Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan vanished in 1937, during Earhart’s attempt to become the first woman to circle the globe. Despite search efforts by the US Navy and Coast Guard, they were declared dead two years later. Numerous searches over the years had failed to locate Earhart’s plane.

Romeo’s team used the “Hugin” submersible to capture the sonar image approximately 16,000 feet below the Pacific Ocean’s surface, close to Howland Island, Earhart’s next intended destination.

Sonar experts say to use cautious optimism for announcements like this, and that definitive proof can only be obtained through a closer inspection for details matching Earhart’s plane. Various theories exist about Earhart’s potential crash site, including one suggesting she crash-landed on Gardner Island, approximately 350 miles from Howland Island. Beyond this recent discovery, there still has not been definitive proof of where she might’ve crashed.

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