Modern-day Amelia Earhart to fly around world

Earhart wants to accomplish something her famous namesake

Earhart wants to accomplish something her famous namesake never finished. (June 24, 2014 9:00 AM)

A modern-day Amelia Earhart is about to follow in her namesake's flight plan, hopefully all the way around the world this time.

In 1937, aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first around-the-world flight along the equator.

On Thursday, another Amelia Earhart, no relation to the original, plans to fly the same...

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