Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

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Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby LordRaven » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:11 pm

The disappearance of Amelia Earhart - and the theories about what happened to her - have captured imaginations for decades.

In 1937, American aviator Earhart vanished during her attempt to fly around the globe, leaving no trace.

Now, a new expedition has set off for Nikumaroro, a tiny atoll in the Pacific, seeking to find her plane and possibly her remains.

And it's headed by another legend - the man who found the wreck of the Titanic, Robert Ballard.

Can he succeed where so many have failed?

While Mr Ballard radiates optimism, many Earhart experts are doubtful he will be able to uncover what happened to her.

The mystery
Amelia Earhart was not just a star of the aviation world - she was a celebrity. A pioneering pilot, in 1932 she became the first woman to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic. Five years later, she embarked on what would have been her greatest feat - a circumnavigation of the globe.

Her flight was a sensation. It was followed by the press in every country she passed through and made headlines around the world.

"Earhart was one of the most admired women of the 1930s," explains Dorothy Cochrane, curator at the aeronautics department of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in the US.

"She was a record-setting pilot and a woman who had created her own career in aviation, as a woman in a strictly man's world."

The journey took her from the US west coast to Brazil, across the Atlantic, Africa, the Middle East, India, Indonesia, Australia, and finally to Papua New Guinea. From there, only the Pacific was left.

One more refuelling stopover and she'd be in Hawaii - and from there it would be back to the US mainland. But after she took off from the town of Lae in Papua she never made it to that next stopover, on the tiny island of Howland in the Pacific.
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby LordRaven » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:16 pm

Great! Another interesting TV programme coming up :smilin:

I watched the movie and thought it rather good...
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Nucks » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:35 pm

As long as it doesn't end with another Celine fucking Dion wail-fest, its all good.
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Rolluplostinspace » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:45 pm

She's dead who cares?
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Cobs » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:50 pm

It's unexpectedley quirky.
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Guest » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:08 pm

Nucks wrote:As long as it doesn't end with another Celine fucking Dion wail-fest, its all good.


Great song!
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Text » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:11 pm

LordRaven wrote:The disappearance of Amelia Earhart -


and the theories about what happened to her - have captured imaginations for decades.

Like erm, eg a winged unicorn gobbled up the aircraft in mid air ? :dunno: She crashed ffs!

What a shame that she was so agonisingly, tantalisingly close to home ATT. :brickwall:
I wonder what caused the crash- metal fatigue perhaps? She certainly put that flimsy machine thru its paces.
What an incredible legend - RIP - and no, I'm not bothered either way about finding the wreckage. By all means if the guy is using his own funds to do it, fine.
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Nucks » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:25 pm

Guest wrote:
Nucks wrote:As long as it doesn't end with another Celine fucking Dion wail-fest, its all good.


Great song!


Fuck off! :grrrrr:
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Guest » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:33 pm

Nucks wrote:
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Nucks wrote:As long as it doesn't end with another Celine fucking Dion wail-fest, its all good.


Great song!


Fuck off! :grrrrr:

How shall I fuck off Nucks? :pmsl:
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Cobs » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:59 pm

Rolluplostinspace wrote:She's dead who cares?

Look at the route the atlantic hop is 2,000 miles. Pacific is 8,000 miles and each step you have to hit a titchy island with exactitude.
Cui bono?
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Polynesian » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:22 pm

Cobs wrote:
Rolluplostinspace wrote:She's dead who cares?

Look at the route the atlantic hop is 2,000 miles. Pacific is 8,000 miles and each step you have to hit a titchy island with exactitude.
Cui bono?

Piss easy :thumbsup:
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Lady Murasaki » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:47 pm

Guest wrote:
Nucks wrote:
Guest wrote:
Nucks wrote:As long as it doesn't end with another Celine fucking Dion wail-fest, its all good.


Great song!


Fuck off! :grrrrr:

How shall I fuck off Nucks? :pmsl:


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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Nucks » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:16 pm

Lady Murasaki wrote:
Guest wrote:
Nucks wrote:
Guest wrote:
Nucks wrote:As long as it doesn't end with another Celine fucking Dion wail-fest, its all good.


Great song!


Fuck off! :grrrrr:

How shall I fuck off Nucks? :pmsl:


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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Text » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:26 pm

Cobs wrote:
Rolluplostinspace wrote:She's dead who cares?

Look at the route the atlantic hop is 2,000 miles. Pacific is 8,000 miles and each step you have to hit a titchy island with exactitude.
Cui bono?


Yah, I guess in terms of distance she still had a fair way to go.
But still, she was on the final leg of a multileg journey, as LR's chart shows.
Having already flown over the air spaces of so many countries without any problems.
Guess it wasn't meant to be. :(
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Re: Can the man who found the Titanic find Amelia Earhart?

Postby Guest » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:59 pm

Text wrote:
Cobs wrote:
Rolluplostinspace wrote:She's dead who cares?

Look at the route the atlantic hop is 2,000 miles. Pacific is 8,000 miles and each step you have to hit a titchy island with exactitude.
Cui bono?


Yah, I guess in terms of distance she still had a fair way to go.
But still, she was on the final leg of a multileg journey, as LR's chart shows.
Having already flown over the air spaces of so many countries without any problems.
Guess it wasn't meant to be. :(

Ran out of fuel, couldn’t find the island and ditched.
Shark food probably.
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