Amelia Earhart was probably the best-known woman pilot of the 20th century. Among her achievements, she was both the first woman passenger to fly across the Atlantic (1928) and the first woman pilot to cross the Atlantic solo(1932). She disappeared in 1937, during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe. Now, new research may have the answer to how her flight ended.CNN broadcast this report on Earhart and her career:


July 2nd marks the 75th anniversary of Earhart and Noonan's disappearance. Over the years, explanations for the missing plane have included everything from a crash caused by bad weather to being shot down by Japanese pilots who thought she was spying for the US [this theory has been mostly discredited]. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery will explore the area around Nikumaroro Island in July, hoping to solve the mysterry.