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Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan disappear over Pacific Ocean

Many researchers including navigator and aeronautical engineer Elgen Long believe that the Electra, an American twin-engine, all-metal monoplane airliner, ran out of fuel and that Earhart and Noonan ditched at sea. The "crash and sink" theory is often the most widely accepted explanation of Earhart’s and Noonan’s fate.