The corrections officer asked Snavely for five characteristics that set the Electra apart from other planes. That way, he could have the sponge diver revisit the wreckage to see if it matched up. Snavely rattled off some features: The plane had a twin engine, a twin tail, a door on the pilot's side, a loop on the front of it for navigation purposes and a spar for an antenna.
To Snavely's surprise, the corrections officer later verified that the plane wreckage had all five of the features, Snavely said. The wreckage sits off a small, inhabited island near the town of Buka on the eastern side of Papua New Guinea. Snavely's hypothesis largely rests on the premise that the Electra's gas tank wasn't filled to full capacity when Amelia and Noonan took off from Papua New Guinea.
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This, however, is subject to debate; there is no definitive evidence that would indicate how much fuel was put on board that day, according to Mary Lovell's book "The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart" St. Martin's Griffin, According to some sources, the gas tank wasn't fully filled because the plane was already at its full-weight capacity. But, according to others, it was nearly filled, Lovell wrote in the book.
Assuming the tank wasn't filled enough, it's possible that Earhart and Noonan decided to turn the plane around after they ran into strong headwinds meaning it took more gas than usual to fly. Perhaps the aviators realized they wouldn't make it to Howland Island and rerouted the flight, flying toward Buka, which had the closest known runway, Snavely said.
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Then, during a tumultuous thunderstorm, it's possible Earhart crashed down on the island next to Buka, Snavely said. There are plenty of ideas about what happened to Earhart, said Chris Williamson, the project director of the " Chasing Earhart " podcast, which explores the different hypotheses surrounding her disappearance. Williamson commended Snavely for his skeptical approach. Originally published on Live Science. As a senior writer for Live Science, Laura Geggel covers general science, including the environment, archaeology and amazing animals.
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Laura grew up in Seattle and studied English literature and psychology at Washington University in St. Louis before completing her graduate degree in science writing at NYU.
When not writing, you'll find Laura playing Ultimate Frisbee. Diver Tracy Wildrix inspects what may be a coral-covered aircraft wing spar at the crash site during an August expedition. Laura Geggel, Senior Writer As a senior writer for Live Science, Laura Geggel covers general science, including the environment, archaeology and amazing animals. Laura Geggel, Senior Writer on.
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