Search for Amelia Earhart's plane combines with climate science | Pacific Beat

Search for Amelia Earhart's plane combines with climate science

Search for Amelia Earhart's plane combines with climate science

Updated 10 June 2014, 11:54 AEST

A new search off Kiribati later this year for the long lost aircraft of the American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, will also involve the gathering of scientific data linked to global warming.

The expedition off Nikumaroro Atoll in the Phoenix Islands will use the University of Hawaii's two three-person Pisces submersibles to search for whatever may remain of Earhart's Lockheed Electra, whilst collecting evidence of the effects of climate change at the same time.

Amelia Earhart disappeared in 1937 while flying from Papua New Guinea to the west coast of the US to complete the first round the world flight by a woman.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Ric Gillespie, executive director, TIGHAR, The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery

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