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It’s been 80 years since Amelia Earhart was declared dead in absentia by a court on January 5, 1939. While many years have passed since her disappearance, Earhart’s story still captivates the public imagination. The fate of the most famous female pilot in aviation history is considered to be one of modern history’s greatest unsolved mysteries.
So what really happened to Amelia Earhart? Read on to learn about Earhart’s life, the circumstances surrounding her fateful last flight and the many theories about her disappearance.