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    Re: Expedition Amelia
    From: Brad Morris
    Date: 2019 Oct 29, 21:14 -0400
    Hello Hewitt

    You wrote:

    Anyway, as of now, my mind has let go of the mystery and shifted to a picture of Amelia and Fred, their time running out;  and in the windows of their plane only open ocean all around.

    Even if AE had landed on Howland Island in 1937, she'd still be dead today. 

    Rather than a marvelous navigation exercise, like Bligh or Worsley; AE and Noonan represent failed navigation.  They didn't find their destination.  They failed.  

    While the search effort, at the time, may have seemed reasonable, the current effort is misguided.  The aircraft was something on the order of 38 feet (11 meters).  That is a teeny tiny speck in the Pacific, even under the assumption it didn't break up on contact with the water.  

    And should we ever find the aircraft, then what?  Few artifacts would survive 80+ years of saltwater immersion.  No navigation mystery will be solved.  No magical clues will suddenly explain what happened, other than:

    They failed to find Howland. They tried. They died.  Here is the spot.  


    Far more likely to find MH370 than AE.  And yet an intensive search, involving far more resources, failed to find a vehicle ~63 meters long, after dedicated years of search.

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