Intriguing Experiment Aims to Recreate Amelia Earhart Distress Calls


An intriguing new experiment centered around the final distress calls of Amelia Earhart may provide new insights into where the lost aviatrix ultimately met her fate. The thought-provoking project, which will reportedly take place later this month, is being conducted by the deep sea exploration organization Nauticos and radio engineer Tom Vinson. Their plan is to fly a vintage plane off the coast of Virginia and, using the same type of radio equipment that Earhart had during her doomed flight, recreate her final messages.

At the time of Earhart's disappearance, those distress calls were picked up by the US Coast Guard Cutter Itasca. For the purposes of the project, the team has enlisted a historic boat by the name of Nellie Crockett to attempt to receive the cries for help using equipment that is also from the era when the pioneering pilot vanished. Their hope is that modern technology running alongside the experiment will allow them to measure the strength of these signals and, in turn, determine the distance Earhart had been from the Itasca.

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