Finding the Flier

The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery hopes to compare mitochondrial DNA from remains found on Nikumaroro Island to that of Amelia Earhart's family, according to the Genetics and Health blog at Blisstree. The pilot disappeared during her round-the-world flight, crashing somewhere in the Pacific. The recovery group's Ric Gillespie found a camp with '30s-era makeup and broken glasses where he suspects Earhart may have crashed.

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