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    Re: Did the International Date Line cause the loss of Amelia Earhart?
    From: Greg R_
    Date: 2011 Mar 23, 20:58 -0700

    > The short answer is that she got it exactly wrong.
    
    Any response from the website owner?
    
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    GregR
    
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Gary LaPook
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 3:19 AM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Did the International Date Line cause the loss of
    Amelia Earhart?
    
    The short answer is that she got it exactly wrong. Using the wrong date for
    STAR sights would have made them overshoot the island by about 60 NM in
    longitude, not undershoot by that amount as she theorized. However a one day
    error would only change the position of the sunline landfall LOP by 2.7 NM
    so any problem with the star lines would have been cured by the first sun
    shot.
    I sent the following series of messages to her with attachments.
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