Synopsis by Cecilia Cygnar
Part of the In Search Of series, this documentary explores the life and mysterious death of female aviator Amelia Earhart. In the first part of the 20th century, Earhart discovered a love of flying. In 1922, she bought her first plane, and in 1928, made her first historic flight as a passenger across the Atlantic, becoming the first woman to do so. In 1932, she made her second solo historic flight, by crossing the Atlantic once again. In 1935, she flew from Hawaii to California alone and by 1937 wanted to attempt a worldwide excursion. Along with a navigator, Earhart set out on her world trek and after two-thirds of the trip, the plane vanished mysteriously. This video, narrated by series host Leonard Nimoy, uses newsreel footage of Earhart's flights and interviews, along with coverage of the U.S. Navy's search for the plane and the pilots.
disappearance, mystery [enigma], pilot