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Don Dollinger

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Re: Plane wreck believed to be Earhart's found in Bougainville
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2011, 02:34:56 PM »

Well that explains the problem of it being overloaded when it left Lae, it wasn't all that fuel it was all of that gold.   ;D

Obviously someone found a copy of the script of the new Harrison Ford film coming out, "Indiana Jones and the Snake Gold of Buka Island".

LTM,

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Thom Boughton

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Re: Plane wreck believed to be Earhart's found in Bougainville
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2011, 11:54:20 PM »

Well...it's patently obvious, actually.

They had all that gold on board to pay for the fuel at Howland.  I know that's about how much it cost to fill my Chrysler the other day.   ;D



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Vahe Demirjian

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Re: Plane wreck believed to be Earhart's found in Bougainville
« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2012, 04:20:41 PM »

Has there been any latest word on the plane wreck reportedly found off Bougainville? In light of the debris field found off nikumaroro, we see no reason to think that AE made navigational errors and went back to New Guinea.
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Bob Lanz

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Re: Plane wreck believed to be Earhart's found in Bougainville
« Reply #33 on: December 27, 2012, 09:20:16 PM »

Has there been any latest word on the plane wreck reportedly found off Bougainville? In light of the debris field found off nikumaroro, we see no reason to think that AE made navigational errors and went back to New Guinea.

She was too close to Howland Island to have turned back and made it back to Lea with the low fuel load she had left.  She was past the point of no return.
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