In a groundbreaking discovery, a former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer claims to have found Amelia Earhart’s missing plane, lost for 87 years, at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Explorer Tony Romeo, the CEO of Deep Sea Vision, is planning a mission to locate the aircraft. The mission aims to use sonar data from a deep-sea drone to solve the enduring mystery surrounding Earhart’s disappearance.

Amelia Earhart, a famous American aviator, made history with a solo flight across the Atlantic in 1932. While attempting a global circumnavigation with navigator Fred Noonan, their plane disappeared over the Pacific. Romeo believes the wreckage is more than 5,000 meters below the ocean surface, near Howland Island. Blurred sonar images show a plane shape like Earhart’s. Deep Sea Vision’s team searched 13,400 square kilometers for over 100 days. Romeo thinks the plane landed from fuel running out, sinking quietly. While confirming the discovery is the initial step, Romeo plans to lift and fix the plane over the years, solving Earhart’s mystery and revealing a long-lasting American puzzle.