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Ben Howe

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Buka Island News Article.
« on: January 24, 2019, 02:46:57 PM »

An attention grabbing headline.

https://www.foxnews.com/science/amelia-earhart-discovery-researchers-eye-papua-new-guinea-wreck-site


The Buka Island I found is 2000 miles from post lost radio signal triangulation. 
5°16'26.6"S 154°38'46.0"E

Is there another of the same name that makes sense to have "turned back" to? 
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Ric Gillespie

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Re: Buka Island News Article.
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2019, 03:31:58 PM »

Is there another of the same name that makes sense to have "turned back" to?

No.

I'm frankly amazed that this story gets any press at all.  Has anybody seen a photo that shows they have any kind of airplane wreck?  This nonsense first showed up in 2010 and I wrote a research bulletin about it in 2011.

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Re: Buka Island News Article.
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 03:36:03 PM »

“The Buka Island wreck site was directly on Amelia and Fred’s flight path, and it is an area never searched following their disappearance,” said William Snavely, Project Blue Angel director, in a statement. “What we’ve found so far is consistent with the plane she flew.”
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" initial reports indicate that a piece of glass raised from the wreckage shares some consistencies with a landing light on the Lockheed Electra 10,” the project's statement explained."

Other than an apparent piece of glass, they don't say exactly what "wreckage" they've found.   At best they might be able to say is not inconsistent with the L-10, but claiming things are consistent with the L-10 is a bit of a stretch from what I see.

And the photo they show of something completely encrusted with coral is not what I'd expect to see of a crashed aircraft at 100 ft.

Isn't this the site that supposedly had gold bullion protected by a giant sea snake?

These guys, and the Mili Atoll guys, are where TIGHAR was in 1992.  A few scraps and some interesting stories.  We've at least been able to advance our hypotheses through archival and forensic work on top of the archaeology work.

I'm not holding my breath...

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