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Brothers Say They Found Amelia Earhart's Plane, Will Donate It to Smithsonian
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March 15, 2024

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Brothers Tony and Lloyd Romeo, deep-sea explorers, unknowingly discovered Amelia Earhart’s missing plane and nearly deleted the images due to a corrupted file.

The brothers had embarked on a mission to solve the mystery of Earhart’s disappearance in September. After 100 days at sea without any significant findings, they were close to giving up.

However, team member Craig Wallace recovered a data file of images taken by their probe two months earlier, which they had initially dismissed as corrupted.

Upon reviewing the footage, they spotted an object resembling a plane, sparking the realization that they may have found Earhart’s aircraft, unseen for over 80 years.

The brothers released a sonar image from their $11 million Pacific Ocean expedition, showing an outline resembling Earhart’s Lockheed Electra, which disappeared in 1937.

The brothers now plan to collaborate with Earhart’s surviving family and return to the site with a team of engineers to retrieve the aircraft without causing structural damage. If successful, they intend to donate the aircraft to the Smithsonian.

Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared on July 2, 1937, during an attempted around-the-world flight. The Romeo brothers, both pilots, were inspired by their father, a pilot for Pan-American Airlines, to find Earhart’s missing plane.

Read more at Daily Mail.

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