After seventy five years of the accident and vanishing of Amelia Earhart, she is again being remembered by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) through their new efforts to trace her plane and figure out what caused the mysterious accident. She was on her flight trip around the world, but unfortunately ended up in a possible plane crash.
"That's what should be down there based on the research and clues we have. We think it should be down there, whether it thinks so is another question," Ric Gillespie, TIGHAR's executive director, said, as reported on Yahoo News. The cause of the disappearance is thought be low fuel, but no definite answer has been found up till now.
"We just know the bones of a woman, Amelia we think, were found there. Based on the volume of food remains, and also, the context that a lot of the artifacts were found this was somebody who had figured out how to catch fish and birds and how to get clams open," Gillespie said.
The new expedition to look into the 75-year-old incident is being carried out to search for any evidence of landing of her plane. There is a theory that she successfully landed on an island and waited for any help, but could not be rescued.
"We go where the evidence leads us. All of it that we've found points to landing on this island and dying there as a castaway," Gillespie said.
Amelia was an icon in the early time of air travel. Her mission is remembered as an ambitious attempt by a woman and has been a motivation for others who wanted to attempt such missions.
The history of air travel is full of crashes, but this one has a special importance. Amelia’s birthplace has been made into a museum in her memory and people visit there to know more about the brave lady. The latest expedition is going to make another attempt to look into the mystery and relate the events to reach a conclusion about the tragedy. The evidences have also disappeared with time and the experts would require detailed investigation to reach a conclusion.