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California man claims to know Earhart's fate

Did she simply run out of gas?
March 9, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A California man claims he's solved the mysterious disappearance of aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Doug Westfall, the author of a book on Earhart, says she simply ran out of gas and crashed into the ocean on July 2nd, 1937.

Westfall says he bases his theory in part from the account of one of the few surviving members of the team that sent Earhart on her flight around the world.

He also says he believes that the Japanese picked up Earhart in the pacific ocean but kept it secret.


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