In a groundbreaking discovery, a former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer asserts finding the wreckage of Amelia Earhart’s plane, missing for 87 years, at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Explorer Tony Romeo, CEO of Deep Sea Vision, plans a mission to locate the aircraft, a task that was unsuccessful in a massive U.S. search in 1937. The goal is to use sonar data from a deep-sea drone to bring closure to this enduring mystery.

Amelia Earhart, a renowned American aviator, achieved a historic solo flight across the Atlantic in 1932. Attempting a global circumnavigation with navigator Fred Noonan, their plane vanished over the Pacific. Romeo believes the wreckage lies over 5,000 meters below the ocean surface, near Howland Island. Blurry sonar images reveal a plane-like shape, matching Earhart’s Lockheed Model 10-E Electra. Deep Sea Vision’s 16-member crew spent over 100 days searching 13,400 square kilometers last year. Romeo suggests the plane may have landed due to a fuel shortage, sinking undisturbed. While confirming the discovery is the initial step, Romeo envisions raising and restoring the plane, a process spanning years. The mission’s purpose is to bring Earhart’s plane home and unravel one of America’s enduring mysteries.