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Privatspanara letar fortfarande, 80 år efter den amerikanska piloten Amelia Earharts försvinnande vid Howland Island i Stilla Havet

För den som inte nöjer sig med Malasia Airlines 370s försvinnande så finns det ett annat försvinnande, nämligen piloten Ameia Eartharts försvinnande i Stilla Havet för snart 80 år sen, som under decennierna har lockat oräkneliga konspirationsteorister och privatspanare som har hoppats kunna bevisa vad som verkligen hände där ute i Stilla Havet.

JACEY FORTIN skriver i New York Times: Searching for Amelia Earhart, Once Again. This Time, There Are Dogs.

Amelia Earhart was on her way to becoming the first woman pilot to circumnavigate the globe when she and the navigator, Fred Noonan, set off from Lae, New Guinea, in a Lockheed Electra twin-engine airplane on July 2, 1937.

But something went wrong en route to Howland Island in the central Pacific Ocean, and both of them seemed to vanish.

It was sensational news at the time. Ms. Earhart, then 37, was known not only as an accomplished pilot but also as a writer, a speaker and even a fashion designer during the 1930s, when it was still politically correct to refer to her as an aviatrix.

En fascinerande historia som visar hur vissa människor lockas till olösta mysterier utan att sedan någonsin kunna lämna dom bakom sig.