In the Pacific Ocean there were found the remains of the famous airwoman who disappeared in 1937
Scientists suggest that the remains, found on the island in the Pacific ocean, belong to aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.
"In 1937, Amelia Earhart, the first woman in the world, who flyed across the Atlantic, tried to set a new record and circumnavigate the globe by the Lockheed 10 Electra plane. She went missing on 2nd July, 1937 and it is not until now that, in all probability, there were found her remains", reports Science Alert.
The searches of the airwoman were lasting from 1937 till 1939. In 1940, on the desert island-atoll Nickumaroro there was discovered a skeleton which was taken for a male one. However, in 2016, using the remaining measurements, scientists conducted a new anthropological examination which showed that the remains could belong to a woman of the same height and ethnicity as Earhart.
According to the researchers from the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), Nickumaroro atoll is just littered with artifacts that might have belonged to Earhart and her pilot-navigator Fred Nunanu. In particular, there were found the remnants of a flight jacket, a mirror, fragments of aluminum plates and cosmetic freckle cream.
Richard Jantz, Professor of anthropology from the University of Tennessee, discovered that the forearms of the skeleton, found on the island, was longer than usual what was typical for white women who were born supposedly at the same time as Earhart, that is, in 1897. Unfortunately, the skeleton was not preserved up to the present time, so it is old photos and the results of examinations that experts have to work with.
"Sure, we have not proved that the person, who died on the desert island, was Amelia Earhart, but this is a significant amount of data which tips the balance namely in this direction", underline experts.
In May, 1932 Amelia Earhart made the first successful solo flight across the Atlantic after success of Charles Augustus Lindbergh in 1927. After that, Earhart became the most famous female pilot in the world. In 2009, the pilot came the biopic "Amelia" with Hilary Swank starring.