Plane claim unfounded
A N e x p e r t has scotched c l a i ms t h a t t he 7 4 - y e a r - old mystery s urrounding the disappearance of aviat i on pioneer Amelia Earhart, pictured, has been solved in Papua New Guinea.
P NG’ s P o s t Co u r i e r newspaper claims there are strong indications an underwater plane wreck found in the tiny island region of Bougainville is t h e Ameri c a n p i l o t ’ s m i s s i n g L o c k h e e d Electra.
Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan vanished while attempting to fly around the world in 1937.
Amelia Earhart expert Ric Gillespie told the ABC the claims were ‘‘ silly beyond descript i o n’ ’ a nd t her e was ‘ ‘ simply no way’’ the missing plane crashed in PNG.