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AMELIA'S LIFE IN PICTURES: Continued...

APPEARANCES:

AMELIA IN NEW YORK

FAMOUS AVIATRIX, PANCHO BARNES (LHS) & AMELIA (CENTRE)

PANCHO BARNES AND AMELIA

1936: AMELIA AND THE LOCKHEED ELECTRA 10E:

1936: AMELIA IN THE ELECTRA 10E NOSE AND COCKPIT, DURING THE AIRCRAFT'S CONSTRUCTION

1936: AMELIA AND ELECTRA 10E

1936: AMELIA, HER STUDENTS AND THE LOCKHEED ELECTRA 10E

1936: AMELIA AND ELECTRA 10E

1937: THE FIRST AROUND THE WORLD FLIGHT:

The first attempt to fly around the world commenced at Oakland, California on the afternoon of the 17th March, 1937, Amelia was the pilot accompanied by Paul Mantz, Harry Manning and Fred Noonan in her Lockheed Electra 10E which had been modified to include long range fuel tanks. The flight to Hawaii was uneventful, a new speed record for the crossing of fifteen hours forty seven minutes was established. The aircraft landed safely at Wheeler Field, Hawaii at 5.40am local time with a significant amount of fuel in reserve.

Preparations for the take off from Hawaii were well planned, Wheeler Field was deemed unacceptable as a take off location, given the nature of the rough runway and the weight of the Electra 10E with replenished fuel tanks. The Electra 10E was moved to Ford Island which offered a nominally 900 metre concrete runway. At 5.53am on the morning of the 20th March 1937 Amelia commenced her take off, at nominally 300 metres along the runway the right hand side tyre exploded and as a result the right hand side landing gear collapsed. The aircraft spun around damaging a wing, the fuselage and more critically perforating a fuel tank. There was a fuel leak but thankfully no fire and the crew were able to climb out of the aircraft uninjured.

Amelia was quoted after the accident stating 'ten seconds more and the plane would have been airborne', later that day she was on her way to San Francisco on the SS Malola offering a further comment, 'I'll be back'. The Electra followed for extensive repairs by Lockheed.

1937: ELECTRA 10E, PRIOR TO THE FLIGHT FROM LA TO OAKLAND, CALIF'.

1937: ELECTRA 10E, PREPARATION AT OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

1937: AMELIA WITH THE LOCKHEED ELECTRA 10E

1937: PAUL MANTZ, AMELIA, HARRY MANNING AND FRED NOONAN (l to r)

1937: AMELIA WITH KITES INTENDED FOR EMERGENCY SIGNALLING

1937: THE LOCKHEED ELECTRA 10E IN THE HANGER, HAWAII

20th March, 1937: IMAGES IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ILL FATED EARLY MORNING ATTEMPT TO TAKE OFF FROM FORD ISLAND, HAWAII

21st March, 1937: ASSESSMENT OF THE DAMAGE FOLLOWING THE ILL FATED ATTEMPT TO TAKE OFF FROM FORD ISLAND, HAWAII

21st MARCH, 1937: ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGE, HAWAII

1937: 'X-RAY' INSPECTION OF THE LOCKHEED ELECTRA (MAY 1937!)

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