Bones Recovered From Nikumaroro Island Might Resolve Amelia Earhart’s Mystery

December 19th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
benchNorman, Dec 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The bone fragments that have been found by researchers along the tropical South Pacific island of Nikumaroro could finally provide a closure to the mystery surrounding the disappearance of noted aviator Amelia Earhart. Following the recovery of the tiny fragments of bone along with few other interesting artifacts, scientists at the University of Oklahoma intend to extract the DNA from the bones for examination which would ascertain whether it actually belongs to the renowned aviator.

The bone fragments were discovered earlier this year in the Nikumaroro Island located at a distance of 1,800 miles from Hawaii by the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery which comprises of a band of aviation enthusiasts based in Delaware. Although the recovery of the bone fragments has sparked speculations that the mystery engulfing the disappearance of Amelia Earhart might ultimately be resolved, Ric Gillespie who is the director of International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery has emphasized that until and unless, scientists carry out the DNA tests in the case to match it with that of the aviator, nothing can be concluded for sure. However, the discovery surely provides an impetus to the possibility that Amelia Earhart lost her life as a castaway on the Nikumaroro Island while attempting to be the very first woman to fly across the world.

Nevertheless, the study by the scientists might take a considerable amount of time and it might be months before it is finally established whether the bone fragments actually belong to the aviator. Amelia Earhart went missing way back in the year 1937 and till date, her disappearance continues to be one of the most intriguing mysteries of the last century.

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