Tuesday, June 21, 2016

An excursion to Nikumaroro Island sponsored by Betchart Expeditions is set to take place June 21-July 11, 2017, marking the 80th anniversary of Amelia Earhart's disappearance. The trip will continue research on Nikumaroro carried out in 2015. Organizers are also offering a unique opportunity for public participation. 

Led by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) archaeologist Dr. Tom King, participants will continue archaeological research at sites on Nikumaroro where artifacts including aircraft fragments, a woman's personal items from the 1930s, animal and human bones, and campfire remains have been found. 

Amelia Earhart disappeared during her world flight attempt on July 2, 1937. Since 1988, TIGHAR has conducted research testing "The Nikumaroro Hypothesis" that Earhart and her navigator landed her Lockheed Electra on Nikumaroro Island after being unable to find her intended fuel stop on Howland Island. 

The trip fee starts at $8,995 twin share per person, plus airfare. For more information visit the Betchart Expeditions website or call 800-252-4910. 

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