When did Amelia Earhart disappear?
One of the most famous pilots of the 20th century is also at the heart (ha!) of a classic unsolved mystery.
Earhart was just 39 years old when she vanished during a worldwide flight with her navigator, Frederick Noonan. Some believe the two simply perished at sea, while others imagine that they managed to survive off the grid until dying of old age. Regardless, she’s still much-loved to this day. Recently, Minifigs Ltd even created an Amelia Earhart LEGO figure featuring her quote, “Adventure is worthwhile in itself” on its back. Source: HISTORY.com, Minifigs Ltd
Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment.
During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.