‘Tantalizing clue’ marks end of Amelia Earhart expedition

While the location of the aviator’s plane remains elusive, an artifact re-discovered after 80 years may spark new avenues of inquiry.

The remotely operated vehicle Hercules is retrieved from the waters off Nikumaroro Island onto the deck of the E/V Nautilus after a day of searching for Amelia Earhart’s missing Lockheed Electra 10e.
Photograph by Gabriel Scarlett, National Geographic

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