Credible Radio Signals Ignored, Suggesting Amelia’s Plan Was On Land After Her Disappearance

Posted on Jun 4, 2012

The latest buzz surrounding Amelia Earhart’s disappearance says the aviator’s plane was on land, upright and on its wheels for several days following the disappearance. Actual credible transmissions from Amelia Earhart were previously ignored as bogus radio signals. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery plan to start a high-tech underwater search for the aircraft next July.

The article states:

“Amelia Earhart did not simply vanish on July 2, 1937. Radio distress calls believed to have been sent from the missing plane dominated the headlines and drove much of the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy search,” Ric Gillespie, executive director of TIGHAR, told Discovery News.

“When the search failed, all of the reported post-loss radio signals were categorically dismissed as bogus and have been largely ignored ever since,” he added.

Using digitized information management systems, antenna modeling software, and radio wave propagation analysis programs, TIGHAR re-examined all the 120 known reports of radio signals suspected or alleged to have been sent from the Earhart aircraft after local noon on July 2, 1937 through July 18, 1937, when the official search ended.

They concluded that 57 out of the 120 reported signals are credible.

“The results of the study suggest that the aircraft was on land and on its wheels for several days following the disappearance,” Gillespie said.

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