Amelia Earhart’s plane found? Underwater forensic evidence
Forensic imaging means knowledge of the technical aspects of recording crime scenes and objects according to the legal context. The analysis implies the validation, enhancement, and evaluation of video and still images. These applications are very important to understand the special relationships between objects and people for the people involved in the investigation of a crime.
The analysis of a video allows enlarging of portions of a scene, highlighting an object and taking measurements. This often leads to the identification of a person or the number plate of a car. But who would have thought these forensic techniques may have found Amelia Earhart’s plane debris?
Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly alone over the Atlantic Ocean, disappeared in 1937 when she attempted to fly around the world. An immediate search found no traces of her airplane.
Recently, forensic specialists found debris located off Nikumaroro Island in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, right where analysts and archeologists think Earhart’s plane went down in 1937.
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