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Robert Ballard to Search for Amelia Earhart's Lost Plane Sea Technology magazine
In May 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. On June 1, 1937, Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, left Miami, Florida, on a mission to accomplish an around-the-world flight on a Lockheed Model 10-E Electra. The plane vanished after a stop in Lae, New Guinea, on June 29, 1937, just 7,000 mi. short