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Will Dr. Ballard solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart' disappearance?

Old 13th Aug 2019, 02:42
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Will Dr. Ballard solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart' disappearance?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/s...gtype=Homepage

Will be interesting, to say the least, to learn what he does or does not find.
Surprised he did not get involved earlier.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 04:25
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Originally Posted by Uncle Fred View Post
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/s...gtype=Homepage

Will be interesting, to say the least, to learn what he does or does not find.
Surprised he did not get involved earlier.
After that, maybe MH370?
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 06:58
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Amelia Earhart hijacked MH370 to take her and Lord Lucan to join Elvis on the dark side of the moon. I thought *everyone* knew that.

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Old 13th Aug 2019, 13:48
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Would she have lowered the gear in an attempt to ditch?
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I suspect that this may prove to be a 'Search Too Far'.

But given his previous successes, I still wouldn't bet against it.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 15:51
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Don't know about Dr Ballards chances but on a Farcebook aviation archaeology group someones showing images of a prop dredged up from the English channel that looks very like one from a Norseman! (Or Harvard, Electra etc etc)
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 16:57
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Originally Posted by WingNut60 View Post
After that, maybe MH370?
To be honest, I believe a good many of us are hoping that he would tackle that. Worth a try.

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Old 13th Aug 2019, 17:10
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What's the betting that Dr Ballard already has a fair bit of evidence as to where Amelia Earhart's Electra may be? I suspect that the likely search area may be a heck of a lot smaller than that for MH370. Be nice to see him succeed, as there's been a lot of speculation as to what may have happened over the years.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 19:09
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"Robert Ballard is the finder of important things".

If he can find Amelia`s missing plane I will start keeping the dozens of single socks that I end up every time Mrs. C has does a wash in her washing machine and ask him to find the missing ones and solve a mystery far greater, more perplexing and complex mathematical riddle than quantum physics, the Bermuda Triangle, Amelia and MH370 all put together.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 19:33
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There is a difference between finding and identifying major fragments and almost complete wrecks at depth where few outside influences cause damage - and the fragments that might be left after decades of tidal and storm damage on a fragile airframe close to the surface near an island and reefs.

Best of of luck to him. I would have thought that archaeologists and sieves would serve better than computers and sonar.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 19:34
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Who was the guy on here that had loads of info and his own theory as to where she lies?
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 19:47
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Ric Gillespie?

Ballard is following up Gillespie's "lead"...
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 20:03
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Advanced image resolution says a small blurry speck in an old photo is really landing gear from Amelia's plane resting upside down on the edge of an island.

Did Amelia survive an upside down landing? Did the plane tumble towards Davy Jones locker after her escape?

The plane might have washed out to sea, to rest in pieces (peace) along the volcanic slope up to 10,000 feet, ~3,000 meters below sea level.

Who knows.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 02:23
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Does Dr Ballard do home visits? Can't find the car keys.
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Old 18th Aug 2019, 09:48
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PNG?

Lets hope Ballard discovers something interesting. If he doesn't then maybe he should give David Billings PNG search a shot. Although his expertise is mainly Ocean - based apparently
land search is possible. Too many of us have discounted Billings theory but David Billings website has a lot of detail that makes you think. Mr Ballard with his resources could probably sort that one out, one way or the other, fairly quickly.
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