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Pa. Group: Similarity between Amelia Earhart, 1940 skeleton

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 2, 2016 9:57 AM
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(Philadelphia) -- A Pennsylvania group investigating the mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart says it's uncovered another similarity between the pioneering pilot and a body found 76 years ago on a remote Pacific island.

But Chester County-based The International Group for Historic Aircraft Discovery says its finding doesn't prove the body is Earhart's.

The group says a forensic analysis of a photo of Earhart shows a match between the size of her bones and those of the skeleton found in 1940 on Gardner Island in Kirbati.

A 1998 analysis found a general similarity between the bones and a female of Earhart's type.

Some critics insist the group hasn't found anything tied to Earhart.

Earhart's plane vanished over the Pacific while she was attempting to fly around the world in 1937.

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