It’s one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century – what happened to Amelia Earhart?

The first woman to ever fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart's plane was lost somewhere in the Pacific near Honolulu in 1937.

As well as being remembered for being one of the raddest women in human history, for the last few decades people have pondered over the event as one of history's unsolved mysteries.

Now, newly discovered evidence might be shedding some light on the real events around Earhart's disappearance, pointing towards the theory that instead of being killed in the crash as suspected, Earhart survived and found herself a castaway in the South Pacific.


A group called The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery claims that a number of people received distress calls from Earhart after the crash, including a women in Melbourne and a sixteen year old girl in Florida, who wrote down the transmission in her notebook.

"The group have visited Gardner Island where the plane is believed to have landed."

"From the time the plane vanished off the radar on July 2 to July 6, there were more than 100 radio transmissions from Earhart calling for help" says a representative from the group.

If this turns out to be true, it means that not only did Earhart survive the crash, but the plane was intact enough after the crash to still use the radio.


The group have visited Gardner Island, where the plane is believed to have landed in the past but failed to locate debris from the plane.

Next year on the 80th anniversary of Earhart’s disappearance however, there are plans to go back with submarines in order to conduct an underwater search.

Maybe we'll still solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart after all....

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