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New photo evidence suggests Amelia Earhart may have survived a crash landing

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A newly discovered photograph that appears to depict Amelia Earhart alive and well after her disappearance suggests that the famous pilot did not die in a crash landing in the Marshall Islands, reports NBC News.

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The photo, which comes from a forgotten file in the National Archives, shows a woman, who looks an awful lot like Earhart, and a man, who bears and strong resemblance to her navigator, Fred Noonan, on a dock. Independent analysts have confirmed that the photo does not appear to have been tampered with.

"When you pull out, and when you see the analysis that's been done, I think it leaves no doubt to the viewers that that's Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan," said Shawn Henry, a former executive assistant director for the FBI.

Earhart was last heard from on July 2, 1937, during her attempt to become the first female pilot to circumnavigate the world. She was declared dead by the U.S. two years later after it was assumed she crashed somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.

Earhart has been a topic of discussion on Twitter recently, given that the anniversary of her disappearance just passed.

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