July 2, 1937 – Amelia Earhart lost

July 2, 1937 – Amelia Earhart lost

The Lockheed aircraft carrying legendary American aviator Amelia Earhart and her copilot Frederick Noonan is reported missing. In 1928, the 30-year-old Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, and in 1932 she became the first female pilot to cross it solo.

In 1937, she set off around the world, but she disappeared near the end of her global journey somewhere between New Guinea and Howland Island in the remote South Pacific. Radio operators picked up a signal that she was low on fuel–the last the world ever heard from maverick aviator Amelia Earhart.