Experts say a grainy sonar image from underneath the southwestern Pacific Ocean may reveal the resting place of Amelia Earhart’s plane from her final flight.
The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) released the image, taken from off an uninhabited tropical island in the republic of Kiribati. TIGHAR said it may be the wreckage of the Electra, which Earhart was piloting when she disappeared on July 2, 1937.
The images reportedly show an “anomaly” resting at a depth of about 600 feet off Nikumaroro island. That’s about 350 miles east of Howland Island, where Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan were headed.
TIGHAR said side-scan sonar data shows the object is like nothing else in the area. The most prominent part of the object appears to be less than 32 feet long. The Electra was 38 feet, 7 inches long.