Amelia Earhart, our world famous explorer and adventurer, never completed the final stretch of her around-the-world flight. On July 2nd, 1937 at 7:42 a.m., the Itasca heard Earhart say, "We must be on you, but we cannot see you. Fuel is running low. Been unable to reach you by radio. We are flying at 1,000 feet." They never arrived on Howland Island. The Itasca made an immediate search, but they have never been found for certain.
It is generally presumed they ran out of fuel and crashed. Some believe, however, that they flew without radio signals and ended up on a small island in the Pacific. So far, we don't really know what happened to them. Earhart's legacy as an important figure in women's history, however, means she is gone but not forgotten.
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