Amelia Earhart She was the first woman to fly higher and further than anyone ... but her disappearance aboard her plane was a mystery. Now there is new evidence that Amelia probably died being a shipwreck.
Born on July 24, 1897 (Atchinson, Arkansas), Amelia discovered the fascinating world of airplane pilots. At that time, flying was a very recent feat, and the men who furrowed the skies were considered almost heroes.
So Amelia learned to fly with a yellow plane that she named El Canario, of course. His first great feat was to fly higher than anyone before in history, neither male nor female, reaching 4,267 meters.
His courage and boldness did not go unnoticed and soon he was offered to accompany two other men on a transatlantic flight. Amelia accepted the adventure without hesitation for a second and, in 1928, she became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
It was clear that girls could do things as or more spectacular than men, so Amelia's next challenge was to cross the Atlantic again, but this time she wanted to do it alone. In this way, she became not only the first woman to cross the Atlantic alone, but in the first person in the world who did it twice and in record time. To do so he had only needed his plane, a thermos with soup and tomato juice, salts to stay awake, fourteen hours of flight and a good handful of determination.
And then he decided that he would go around the world through Ecuador. It wasn't going to be the first flight around the earth, that had already been done, but it would be the longest, having to travel more than 47,000 kilometers. Thus, on May 20, 1937, Amelia Earhart, this time accompanied by co-pilot Frank Noonan left California eastbound to go around the world. However, after forty-three days, just over ten thousand kilometers from its final destination, something began to fail. Amelia's plane disappeared near the Howard Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
After days and days when dozens of planes and ships searched for them by the ocean, they never found them. But now a bone measurement analysis indicates that remains found on a remote island in the South Pacific probably correspond to the legendary American aviator Amelia Earhart.
The data revealed that bones have more similarity with Earhart than with 99 percent of individuals in a large reference sample, as revealed in the study published in the journal Forensic Anthropology.
Along with the bones found in 1940, a search group discovered part of a shoe that was considered a woman, a sextant box designed to contain a Brandis Navy Surveying Sextant, manufactured around 1918 and similar to that of Earhart's co-pilot, and a bottle of liquor Benedictine, something that was known that Amelia liked.