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Searching the Pacific for Amelia Earhart's Long Lost Airplane

The search is on for Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra for our Geo Quiz. The American aviator and her navigator vanished on July 2, 1937. Exactly what happened to them has been a mystery ever since.

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Earhart was on a quest to circle the globe on a 29,000 mile route along the equator. Some researchers believe Earhart survived for awhile as a castaway on a remote atoll in the western Pacific Ocean

It's certainly remote. Here's how you get there from here:

"I always tell people: You go to Hawaii, hang a left, and go for about 1,800 nautical miles. It's way out there!"

Can you name the island?

Ok, let's get the answer to the Geo Quiz off the ground.

Seventy five years ago, American aviator Amelia Earhart was on a quest to circle the globe on a 29,000 mile route along the equator. She vanished on July 2, 1937.

Or did she?

Richard Gillespie believes Earhart survived awhile as a castaway on a remote atoll in the western Pacific. He is the head of the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery and he's leading a summer expedition to Nikumaroro Island, the answer to our Geo Quiz. A team of researchers will conduct a high-tech, deep water search for Earhart's long missing Lockheed Electra plane.