South Pacific Earhart Expedition

Will the Amelia Earhart Expedition Solve the 75 Year Old mystery of her disappearance?


The world renowned society known as The International Group of Historical Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) will be exploring the area near the island of Nikumaroro in the Republic of Kiribati. It is part of the Phoenix Island group in the south Pacific and was known as Gardner Island in 1937. They will attempt to locate Earhart’s lost aircraft in the waters adjacent to the island. She and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared on July 2, 1937. The project will be spearheaded by the oceanographic research ship R/V Kainikai-O-Kanaloa with it’s on board underwater surveillance equipment.

An old photograph taken about three months after the disappearance was recently analyzed by photo experts. It is believed that the computer-enhanced picture may have captured evidence of an aircraft landing gear assembly from the long missing plane, the Electra.

The 26 day cruise is set to begin on the 75th Anniversary of the aircraft’s disappearance: 7/2/2012.

If successful, the great Amelia Earhart mystery will finally be resolved. If no concrete evidence is found, then that may validate two other possibilities. Either they went down at sea or they became a prisoner of the Japanese.  Visit our website often for more details.

2012 Earhart Expedition Video

The unsolved mystery of what happened to Earhart on her last and final flight is still open to speculation giving fuel to the many controversial theories that abound. It was a sad ending for TIGHAR’S July 2012 laudable, but unsuccessful search for Earhart’s plane wreckage on Gardner Island (now Nikumaroro Island). This short video, filmed in the Pacific, was part of the Discovery Channel’s documentary of the entire expedition that aired in August 2012.

Click here to watch the video