Solving the Case of What Happened to Amelia Earhart: America’s Favorite Female Pilot

A Famer’s Report

For a while, it seemed like Amelia’s trip over the Atlantic was going to end badly, but 20 hours and 40 minutes after leaving Trepassey Harbor, Newfoundland, Earhart arrived at Pwll, close to Burry Port, South Wales in England.


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“After scaring most of the cows in the neighborhood, I pulled up in a farmer’s back yard,” she said. A farmer reportedly asked her, “have you flown far?” to which she replied, “from America.”

She didn’t know yet that she was going to make history…

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