The National, Thursday July 4th, 2013
THE Earhart mystery slipped quietly into its 76th year on Tuesday but the family of a three-year old Amelia in Morobe remembered her and paid a visit to the Earhart Park near the old Lae Airport, the last take-off point for the American Aviatrix 75 years ago.
Like it was meant, Amelia Earhart’s disappearance on July 2, 1937 was marked under a dismal sky in Lae. It was soggy with overcast skies that opened up intermittently and the park itself was in an ever sadder state from neglect.
The commemorative plaque for one of history’s greatest female aviator was standing in an overgrown spot. Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author who took off from PNG and never found.