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Did three Washington men find pieces of Amelia Earhart’s missing plane?

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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Three Skagit County men may be the key to some potential clues to what happened to Amelia Earhart.

The Skagit Valley Herald reports a Bow-based teacher and a Sedro-Woolley aircraft mechanic may be piecing together some mystery-solving clues.

But after several trips to the Marshall Islands, Dick Spink of Bow came home with two interesting pieces of aluminum from Mili Atoll. Residents believe Earhart crash-landed there in July 1937.

Jim Hayton is a longtime airplane mechanic and owner of North Sound Aviation in Sedro-Woolley. He has identified one of the pieces as almost certainly coming from Earhart’s plane, a Lockheed Model 10-E Electra.

As Hayton asks, how many Lockheed 10s would have crash landed on that beach on a little island? His answer: just one.

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