Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.

NavList:

A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Message:αβγ
Message:abc
Add Images & Files
    or...
       
    Reply
    Re: Earhart plane fragment may be authentic
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2014 Oct 30, 00:37 -0700
    I just posted this on TIGHAR's Facebook page:

    Of course the problem is that this piece of aluminum is stamped with markings that were only in use starting in World War Two, four years after the disappearance of Earhart. Ric has not been able to find any other aluminum sheet from 1937 with that marking. 

    To see documents from that period that will convince you that Earhart did NOT end up on Nikumaroro go to: sites.google.com/site/fredienoonan

    gl



    From: Paul Hirose <NoReply_Hirose@fer3.com>
    To: garylapook---.net
    Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:01 AM
    Subject: [NavList] Earhart plane fragment may be authentic

    "A fragment of Amelia Earhart's lost aircraft has been identified to a
    high degree of certainty for the first time ever since her plane
    vanished over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, in a record attempt to
    fly around the world at the equator.
    
    "New research strongly suggests that a piece of aluminum aircraft debris
    recovered in 1991 from Nikumaroro, an uninhabited atoll in the
    southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, does belong to Earhart’s
    twin-engined Lockheed Electra...
    
    "The patch replaced a navigational window: A Miami Herald photo shows
    the Electra departing for San Juan, Puerto Rico on the morning of
    Tuesday, June 1, 1937 with a shiny patch of metal where the window had
    been."
    
    http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/10/29/amelia-earhart-plane-fragment-identified/
    
    When this story surfaced in July, I said it was strange that navigator
    Fred Noonan would tolerate the loss of one of his sextant observation
    windows. However, the photo in this new article shows another window on
    the same side of the aft fuselage, so maybe the broken one wasn't a big
    deal.
    
    


       
    Reply
    Browse Files

    Drop Files

    NavList

    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    Name:
    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Email:
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.
    Email:

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Subject:
    Author:
    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site