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Where's Amelia?
By: April M.
Arizona, Age 11


What happened? No one really knows what happened, but there are many theories. Amelia started her last flight on June 1st; she was determined to be the first person to fly around the world at the equator. Unfortunately, she never made it. When she left to go to Howland Island, she never got there. It was cloudy that day and her navigator, Fred Noonan, uses the stars and sun to navigate, so that wasn’t much help. Also, some people say that she didn’t fill up (fill her gas tank) all of the way when she left.
President Roosevelt got 66 planes and 9 naval ships, even divers, to look for the lost partners, but they were never found. Some say that Noonan was beaten by the Japanese; others say they sank to the bottom of the sea. This is one of those many things we may never know. May be in the future we’ll have advanced technology enough to find her, but who knows?

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