Underwater Search for Amelia Earhart's Plane Will Resume in 2014

Posted: October 16, 2013  |  By: Nidhi Subbaraman [NBC News]

The next effort to locate the remains of Amelia Earhart's lost aircraft will involve two submarines, cost $3 million, and unfold near a coral atoll in the Pacific over 30 days next summer.  

The mission is led by researchers at the University of Hawaii and The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, or TIGHAR. 

TIGHAR believes that the legendary aviator crashed on the reefs near the Pacific island of Nikumaroro, an island rim shaped like the outline of a foot. Artifacts found on the island — including buttons, bits of rouge and a jar of freckle cream — indicate to the group that Earhart may have stayed on the island as a castaway for at some days after her crash, and died there. 

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