Amelia Earhart’s ‘secret’ flight to New Orleans

It’s hard to keep a secret when you’re one of the world’s most celebrated aviators. Amelia Earhart ' s ' secret ' flight to New News Amelia Earhart’s ‘secret’ flight to New Orleans 35 minutes ago It's hard to keep a secret when you're one of the world's most celebrated aviators. Amelia Earhart learned that when she flew into ... Amelia Earhart learned that when she flew into New Orleans on May 22, 1937. “How did you know I was coming?

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“How did you know I was coming?,” she asked the assembled crowd of airport employees and other well-wishers as she climbed out of her custom-built Lockheed Electra 10E and jumped to the tarmac at Shushan Airport (now Lakefront Airport) at 5:55 p.m. that Saturday evening. “‘ I thought my visit here would be a surprise and a secret, but I see it isn’t.”

Turns out, word had quickly spread after she made radio contact with the airport while approaching Plaquemine in Iberville Parish. Her “secret” local visit would be front-page news in the next morning’s Times-Picayune.

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  • Date: 2019-04-17T11:30:36.000Z
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Amelia Earhart: The Search, and Why They Originally Stopped Looking

It’s been decades since Amelia Earhart’s last broadcast was received in early July of 1937, and interest in finding out what happened to her has never fully disappeared. The secret flight that launched Amelia Earhart’s career ... /magazine/2018/08/01/the- secret - flight ... A secret female flight was, indeed, in the works. There was just one hitch in the plan. The woman who had commissioned the flight , the wealthy Amy Guest, had backed out. Her family didn’t want her flying across the ocean. They needed a new woman now, “the right sort of girl,” and Railey set off to find her. That fact was highlighted on Tuesday by news that the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery is undertaking a new mission to the South Pacific island where she is suspected to have crash-landed.

But, although the group has said there’s evidence the search will be in the right place, the hunt for Earhart is notorious for frustrating those it captivates’starting with the very first people who tried to solve the mystery.

‘I think we found her’: Researcher says bones from Pacific island likely belong to Amelia Earhart

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ‘ The 81-year-old mystery of what happened to aviator Amelia Earhart may be solved.’

Remains found on a remote South Pacific island in 1940 ‘ and now missing ‘ were very likely those of Earhart, University of Tennessee researcher Richard Jantz says.

Jantz completed’a bone measurement analysis, finding it’s 99% certain the bones ‘ including a skull and some long bones ‘ were Earhart’s.

“I think we found her,” said Jantz, professor emeritus of anthropology and director emeritus of UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center, on Thursday.