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Steve Lyle Gunderson

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Crashed & Sank survivability study
« on: September 15, 2015, 08:49:28 PM »

While searching for information about Amelia in Las Vegas in 1936, I found this "study of the Survivability of a 'Crashed & Sank'"] scenario. Interesting. Still doesn't address the post loss radio signals.
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Re: Crashed & Sank survivability study
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2015, 09:55:15 AM »

While searching for information about Amelia in Las Vegas in 1936, I found this "study of the Survivability of a 'Crashed & Sank'"] scenario. Interesting. Still doesn't address the post loss radio signals.

The purpose of the study was no to determine whether or not Earhart ditched the airplane. The study assumes that she did and then goes to great lengths to determine whether such a ditching would be survivable. Pretty silly actually.  The fact that a well executed ditching in a Lockheed 10E is survivable was demonstrated by the ditching off Cape Cod in 1967. The speculation about being able to reach the life raft ignores the fact that there was no life raft aboard the airplane for the first attempt to fly to Howland Island.
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