90 Years Old Wreckage Of Amelia Earhart's Aircraft Lost in Pacific Ocean Discovered By Ocean Explorers

Deep Sea Vision, a private exploration firm, claims it has discovered sonar images that may be the wreckage of pilot Amelia Earhart’s aircraft, which disappeared over the Pacific Ocean Nine decades ago.

US Air Force intends to confirm the discovery with a mission later this year or early next year.

A plane-like object can be seen on the ocean floor in the hazy sonar images taken by a deep-sea drone.

The plane is around 160 km from Howland Island, where Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, were meant to refuel during their attempted circumnavigation.

Deep Sea Vision’s CEO Tony Romeo, an explorer and former intelligence officer in the U.S., believes the plane is under more than 5,000 meters.

The pictures match the dimensions and features of Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, particularly the tail’s twin vertical stabilisers.

The next steps would be to verify the discovery and bring the remains to the surface for restoration, which may take several years.

Amelia Earhart was one of history’s most well-known aviation personalities, inspiring several dramas, films, and novels. She became renowned for her groundbreaking achievements as a female pilot.