According to an October 27 press release, researchers indicate that there is a high probability that a piece of aluminum debris discovered in 1991 came from Amelia Earheart's Lockheed Electra.
A custom-made window on her aircraft was reportedly removed in Miami and replaced with an aluminum patch prior to her second world flight attempt. The debris found could be this "Miami Patch" as it's called, because it matches the rivet patterns and proportions of her aircraft.
The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) who released the report, believes that this is strong evidence that Earhart (and navigator Fred Noonan) may have not crashed into the ocean but made a forced landing in the vicinity of Nikumaroro, an Island in Kiribati based on this discovery.
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