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    Re: Amelia Earhart Report
    From: Greg R_
    Date: 2011 Mar 3, 12:47 -0800
    > See attached partial listing.

    I would, but don't have anything that will open a .docx file, can you re-send that in either text or MS Word format?

    I'm not agreeing or disagreeing with any of the theories out there (except maybe that they were captured and executed by the Japanese - that one's pretty much been disproven since a post-war investigation of their files turned up no evidence that they were involved in the disappearance).

    And now that I think about it (and refresh my mind about the geography involved), this latest theory doesn't seem to hold water, either - unless there was some really anomalous propagation that day to explain the signal strength 5 radio reports that the Itasca logged.

    Anyone know if there were any other reliable RDF bearings on her last radio transmissions (from a different location than the Itasca)? That would be a good place to start a search, but I'm assuming if they had that to work with that someone would had thought of it.



    --- On Thu, 3/3/11, Gary LaPook <glapook@pacbell.net> wrote:

    From: Gary LaPook <glapook@pacbell.net>
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Amelia Earhart Report
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Date: Thursday, March 3, 2011, 12:26 PM

    Except that the "extensive search" was on the ocean and many planes have disappeared over the ocean without a trace. See attached partial listing.


    --- On Thu, 3/3/11, Greg R. <gregr_ingest@yahoo.com> wrote:

    From: Greg R. <gregr_ingest@yahoo.com>
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Amelia Earhart Report
    To: "NavList" <NavList@fer3.com>
    Date: Thursday, March 3, 2011, 12:00 PM

    On 3/3/2011 8:42:34 AM, Philip (philip.lange@albemarleweb.com) wrote:

    > I think not, A 1600 mile error in navigation? Alien abduction?

    You raise a good point, but the extensive search that was launched
    immediately after the disappearance failed to turn up anything - so the
    obvious conclusion is that the plane went down elsewhere (possibly far from
    the radius of the original search).

    And maybe it wasn't an "error in navigation" - I wonder if it's possible
    that they realized that they weren't going to make their original
    destination (Howland  Island), and changed course hoping to re-fuel
    elsewhere but ran out of fuel before reaching the new destination?


    On 3/3/2011 8:42:34 AM, Philip (philip.lange@albemarleweb.com) wrote:

    > I think not, A 1600 mile error in navigation? Alien abduction?
    > On Thu, 2011-03-03 at 08:50 -0400, Richard Langley wrote:
    > > AVwebFlash report:
    > >
    > > A report from Papua New Guinea says the wreck of an aircraft that
    > > might be the Lockheed Electra flown by Amelia Earhart and her
    > > navigator Fred Noonan has been found on a reef near Bougainville
    > > Island near Papua New Guinea. The Papua New Guinea Post Courier is
    > > reporting"armed men" are guarding the area over a reef off Matsungan
    > > Island where an aircraft matching the description of Earhart's plane
    > > has been found. Divers are now checking the wreck and inquiries are
    > > flooding in from all over the world. There is no word on whether any
    > > human remains have been recovered.
    > >
    > > More:
    > > http://www.avweb.com/eletter/archives/avflash/1847-full.html#204205
    > >
    > > -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > > | Richard B. Langley                            E-mail:

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