One https://twitter.com/DeepSeaVision/status/1751249620229845447?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1751249620229845447%7Ctwgr%5Ec667dc93dbf316e97c7de801aab62e1829d1b123%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.irozhlas.cz%2Fveda-technologie%2Fhistorie%2Fletoun-amelie-earhartova-pruzkumny-tym_2401300953_trs and it immediately becomes a worldwide sensation. But actually, not yet! If it is indeed confirmed that it is the machine of the legendary Amelia Earhart, one of the the greatest aviation mysteries of all time. And the spread of conspiracy theories that have been around her for decades will also end.
Could it even be her machine?
A few days ago, Deep Sea Vision experts announced that sonar images from the Norwegian submarine Hugin 6000 show contours that are strikingly similar Lockheed L-10 Electra aircraft, which made Earhart famous. But can we really say that we know where the pilot and her navigator, Fred Noonan, went missing during their round-the-world flight? Are they seriously buried 16,000 feet deep? It is too early to draw conclusions.
There are several question marks. Sonar images are not photographs and the sound waves emitted by sonar are of low frequency, which means low resolution. Some experts also say that if it is a plane, it does not resemble the Electra. It should also be remembered that the location of the object is roughly on its flight path – but outside the range of its radio signals.
Is everything different?
And there is also the fact that the “certainty” of the find had many teams before Deep Sea Vision, but in the end nothing came of it. Moreover, there are a number of clues that indicate that it cannot even be Amelia Earhart’s plane.
For example, many people claim that she was captured and then killed by the Japanese, as evidenced by a part of the plane that was said to have been found in Saipan Harbor in 1960. Still others say that she crashed and she reached the island of Nikumaroro400 hundred miles south of Howland, where she eventually starved to death.
And of course there is the simplest explanation – the plane just fell into the ocean. Pilot Elgen Long, who with his wife Maria conducted the most extensive research, wrote a book called Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved. He found nothing at all.
Sources: wsj.com, nationalgeographic.com