Amelia Earhart: Hillary Clinton joins search for lost aviator

amelia-earhart-gi.jpgSecretary of State Hillary Clinton is lending her support to a renewed search for aviator Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the South Pacific 75 years ago.

Apparently an old photo has resurfaced that analysts now say may show what looks like a strut and a wheel of Earhart's plane protruding from the water of Gardner Island's lagoon.

"Amelia Earhart may have been a unlikely heroine for a nation down on its luck, but she embodies the spirit of an America coming of age and increasingly confident, ready to lead in a quite uncertain and dangerous world," said Clinton. "She gave people hope and she inspired them to dream bigger and bolder."

In June, The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery will mount a new search for Earhart to coincide with the 75th anniversary of her departure, reports the Associated Press. Oceanographer Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreckage of the Titanic, is advising the expedition.


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