The final flight of the world’s most famous pilot ended in mystery. In 1937, Amelia Earhart vanished over the Pacific Ocean while trying to become the first woman to fly around the world. She has never been found.
But now, researchers hope to finally discover what happened to the aviator, with the help of a sophisticated new search tool: dogs.
A team of canines recently located what could be the site of Earhart’s remains on Nikumaroro (see map, below). The atoll in the Pacific Ocean is part of the nation of Kiribati.
Researchers from The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) believe that Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, crash-landed on Nikumaroro and lived there for weeks before perishing.
TIGHAR, along with the National Geographic Society, took specially trained dogs to the island to hunt for new clues. Will their findings solve the Earhart case once and for all?