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American aviator who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean (1932) and from Hawaii to California (1935). While attempting to fly around the world, she crashed in the Pacific Ocean (1937) and was never found.
Earhart, Amelia (1898-1937), American aviator, noted for her flights across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and her attempt to fly around the world. Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas. In 1928 she joined American pilots Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon as a passenger on a transatlantic flight, becoming the first woman to make the crossing by air. In 1932 she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone, establishing a new record for the crossing: 13 hours 30 minutes. In 1935 she became the first woman to fly the Pacific Ocean. In June 1937 she began a flight around the world, flying eastward from Miami, Florida, accompanied by Frederick J. Noonan, a navigator. Their plane disappeared on July 2, while en route from New Guinea to Howland Island. Their fate remains a mystery.