Date: July 02, 1937
Time: ?
Location: Off Lae, New Guinea
Operator: Private - Purdue Reasearch Foundation
Flight #: ?
Route: Lae - Howland Island
AC Type: Lockheed 10E Electra
Registration: NR16020
cn / ln: 1055
Aboard: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane disappeared while en route from Lae to Howland Island. The aircraft had to be flown higher than expected due to storms which used extra fuel. In addition, strong head winds were encountered. The aircraft most likely ran out of fuel and ditched into the ocean 50 to 100 miles northwest of Howland Island. Amelia Earhart, 40, and navigator Fred Noonan, killed.

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