Team to hunt for Amelia Earhart’s plane off remote Pacific islet

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The reef at Nikumaroro, Republic of Kiribati is pictured in 1937 handout photographHONOLULU (Reuters) – Seeking to chronicle Amelia Earhart's fate 75 years after she disappeared over the Pacific, researchers prepared on Monday to look for wreckage of her airplane near a remote island where they believe the famed U.S. aviator died as a castaway. Organizers hope the expedition will conclusively solve one of the most enduring mysteries of the 20th century – what became of Earhart after she vanished during an attempt to become the first pilot, man or woman, to circle the globe around the equator. …