A plane wreck has been discovered where analysts believe the famed aviator went down in 1937. While the identity of the wreck has yet to be confirmed, a wheel and part of a landing gear has been discovered in the Pacific off the coast of Nikumaroro Island in the precise area that it was believed her plane crashed. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery have been undertaking a $2.2M expedition to find the wreckage. PHOTO: Amelia Earhart
Amelia EarhartThe first woman to fly across the Atlantic tragically disappeared in 1937 on what was meant to be a globe-circling flight. She accomplished a larger mission, dramatically expanding the world's notions of how high a woman can soar.