News Articles with Category: Amelia Earhart Search

Judge dismisses lawsuit over Amelia Earhart search

July 26, 2014 - via Associated Press "To be sure, there is dispute about what can be seen in the 2010 expedition footage and the source of any man-made objects identified. And whether Defendants found the wreckage in 2010 is disputed," Skavdahl wrote. "However, there is no evidence in the record that, in fact, the Earhart wreckage lies on the ocean floor off of Nikumaroro and defendants knew, or should have known, that fact upon review of footage from (the expedition.)"

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Amelia Earhart's Plane Revealed in Sonar?

May 29, 2013 - via TIGHAR A grainy sonar image captured off an uninhabited tropical island in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati might represent the remains of the Electra, the two-engine aircraft legendary aviator Amelia Earhart was piloting when she vanished on July 2, 1937 in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator.

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The search for Amelia Earhart continues with Sonardyne and Bluefin Robotics

August 22, 2012 - via Sonardyne Acoustic positioning technology from Sonardyne Inc, Houston, was selected to play a key role in a recent expedition aiming to solve one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century

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Underwater Search for Amelia Earhart’s Plane

August 21, 2012 - via Hydro International To conduct the underwater search, Phoenix deployed its new BlueFin-21 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) and a leased Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) from Submersible Systems.

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Amelia Earhart mystery: New evidence, right spot, searchers say

August 20, 2012 - via Los Angeles Times Searchers say high-definition video shows promising evidence that they found where Amelia Earhart's plane went down.

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Pieces of Amelia Earhart's Plane Located?

August 17, 2012 - via Discovery News Underwater data reveal an "interesting debris field" in the area where Earhart's plane is believed to have sunk.

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Amelia Earhart Search: July 21

July 21, 2012 - via TIGHAR As is usually the case with field work, we’re coming home with more questions than answers. We are, of course, disappointed that we did not make a dramatic and conclusive discovery, but we are undaunted in our commitment to keep searching out and assembling the pieces of the Earhart puzzle.

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Amelia Earhart Search: July 20

July 20, 2012 - via TIGHAR KOK collected SeaBeam mapping data off the southern side of the island to fill gaps in the data collected earlier. When that is complete we’ll begin the voyage back to Honolulu.

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Amelia Earhart Search: July 19

July 19, 2012 - via TIGHAR After discussion and analysis of the results so far, they have decided that there is very little point in extending the trip. The problem is the nature of the reef slope: a vertical cliff from 110 feet down to 250 feet, with a shelf that runs along that contour from Nessie to Norwich City.

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Amelia Earhart Search: July 18

July 18, 2012 - via TIGHAR Now they are going back to the “mowing the lawn” approach, a visual search which is more discriminating and more accurate at acquiring targets than the side-scan in this environment. The hope is that they will pick up a debris field and be able to follow a trail

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Amelia Earhart Search: July 17

July 17, 2012 - via TIGHAR The rescue mission was successful – but it was a real cliff-hanger. Operating literally at the end of our tether, we searched for over an hour in nightmare terrain: a vertical cliff face pockmarked with caves and covered with fern-like marine growth. We finally came across the AUV wedged cross-wise (parallel parked) in a narrow cave.

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Amelia Earhart Search: July 16

July 16, 2012 - via TIGHAR It’s been a frustrating and crazy day today. During the night the AUV collided with the bottom, squashing the nose cone. They have a spare, it’s been installed, no harm done, but it still uses time and resources better spent elsewhere.

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Amelia Earhart Search: July 15

July 15, 2012 - via TIGHAR The AUV was launched for an all-night side-scan mission to cover the southern half of the primary search area at depths similar to last night and will then try to cover some of the shallower, more hazardous, portions of the northern half.

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Amelia Earhart Search: July 14

July 14, 2012 - via TIGHAR The AUV was out all night (the 13th/14th) and collected a lot of data. They’ve spent the day processing it and there are a number of Category 2 (Really Good) targets that the techs feel sure are manmade. The new system is working very well

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Amelia Earhart Search: July 13

July 13, 2012 - via TIGHAR The primary search area is based upon the hypothesis that the aircraft landed safely on the reef and remained there for several days before being washed over the reef edge by rising tides and surf at or near the point where the object on the reef – thought to be a detached landing gear assembly – appears in the 1937 Bevington Photo.

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Amelia Earhart Search: July 12

July 12, 2012 - via TIGHAR Arrival at Nikumaroro, commencement of survey operations

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Amelia Earhart Search: July 11

July 11, 2012 - via TIGHAR Within 100 miles of Nikumaroro. Current ETA, 1:30 a.m. local time.

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Amelia Earhart Search: July 9

July 9, 2012 - via TIGHAR Tomorrow’s excitement will be crossing the Equator, estimated at between 2 and 2:30 shipboard time.

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Amelia Earhart Search: July 6

July 6, 2012 - via TIGHAR Today there will be a holding position exercise to give everyone a feel for how accurately the ship can stay in one place.

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Amelia Earhart Search: July 5

July 5, 2012 - via TIGHAR The day’s business was a meeting with the Phoenix team, primary contractors, about setting up the search grid for the AUV and planning the missions. At this time they are figuring on beginning with four to six hour missions to get the feel of the environment and do micro-planning.

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Amelia Earhart Search: July 4

July 4, 2012 - via TIGHAR Working on depths and reef profile stuff for a meeting with the technical teams tomorrow to start discussing the specifics of the search and how they plan to execute the various phases.

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Expedition to search atoll for Amelia Earhart

July 3, 2012 - via Associated Press Crew members lift an autonomous underwater vehicle from a ship to dockside waters in Honolulu on Sunday. The unmanned mapping vehicle will be used as part of a month-long voyage that begins Tuesday to find plane wreckage from Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra.

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Amelia Earhart Search: July 3

July 3, 2012 - via TIGHAR Amelia earhart search underway

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Search for Amelia Earhart's Plane begins

July 2, 2012 - via Discovery News On the 75th anniversary of her disappearance, an expedition heads out to prove once and for all that Earhart landed and perished on a remote island.

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Amerial Earhart Search: July 1

July 1, 2012 - via TIGHAR The AUV and ROV were put in the water for the first time to test the launch and recovery systems.

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Robots join hunt for wreckage of Amelia Earhart's plane

June 22, 2012 - via MSNBC Aviation archaeologists to search underwater on atoll where she's thought to have landed

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Amelia Earhart Distress Call Details Emerge

June 4, 2012 - via redOrbit TIGHAR expedition, setting sail from Honolulu on July 2, the 75th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance, will be the group’s tenth voyage to the remote island trying to solve the mystery. Unlike previous missions to the island, in which the team investigated the island itself, this one will focus on the plane’s possible final resting place — at the bottom of the Nikumaroro reef.

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Will mystery of Amelia Earhart be solved?

March 23, 2012 - via CNN A new investigation into one of the most famous missing persons cases in history will start this summer, carried out by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery. It will be headed by Ric Gillespie. The group has mounted 10 previous expeditions to Gardner Island, also known as Nikumaroro, in the Pacific.

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The Search for Amelia Earhart

March 20, 2012 - via TIGHAR Underwater operations will be conducted for TIGHAR by Phoenix International, the U.S. Navy’s primary contractor for deep ocean search and recovery.

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New Evidence Leads To Renewed Search For Amelia Earhart

March 20, 2012 - via 10News.com We'll search with high-resolution, side scan sonar mounted on an autonomous underwater vehicle, an AUV

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