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Amelia Goes Missing!
By: Aidan C.
New Hampshire, Age 10


7/3/1937

Yesterday afternoon air traffic controllers lost contact with Amelia Earhart. Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. After months of preparation, Amelia boarded her Lockheed Electra 10E on June 1st and set off to travel around the world. Back in March Amelia made her first attempt to fly around the world. Her plane was damaged during take off and she was forced to wait until her plane was fixed. Amelia and her navigator, Fred Noonan, were successful in their attempt to take off in pursuit to be the first woman aviator to fly around the world. This time she planed to fly eastward from Florida to California. When they departed on June 1, flying from Miami across the Atlantic Ocean to Dakar, Senegal in Africa , and then to India. A month later Amelia and Fred arrived in Papua Guinea in the south Pacific , with 7,000 miles still to go ! They take off on July 2 for Howland Island. Howland is half a mile wide and two miles long-barely a dot in the Pacific Ocean. The German airship Hindenburg burst into flames while attempting to moor at Lakehurst, New Jersey.


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