An American anthropologist pores over decades-old files, cataloging a puzzle that has baffled the world for almost 80 years. Suddenly, he spots an anomaly that no one else has seen. Could it finally unlock the mystery of what happened to the most famous woman to have ever taken to the skies?
Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, a town in Kansas, on July 24, 1897. A tomboy and adventurer, as a young woman she grew interested in flying. In fact, in 1923 she became the 16th woman in the world to be issued with a pilot’s license. Over time, too, Earhart’s passion earned her a role as a celebrity of the day, and she dreamed of making history with a record-breaking flight.
Finally, in May 1932, Earhart made her dreams come true. Yes, she left Harbour Grace in Newfoundland, Canada, on board a single-engine Lockheed Vega 5B, and she arrived in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, some 15 hours later. As a result, Earhart was the first woman to successfully complete an unaccompanied, continuous flight across the Atlantic Ocean.