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Atchison Gets Plane Similar to Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra

A plane, similar to the Lockheed Electra seen here, will soon make its way to Atchison, hometown of famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart.

ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) — An airplane similar to one flown by Amelia Earhart when she disappeared in 1937 is flying this week to Earhart's hometown of Atchison. The fuselage of a 1935 Lockheed Electra L-10E, outfitted exactly like the one Earhart used when she tried to fly around the world, will begin a five-day journey Monday from California to Atchison, where Earhart was born. The Wichita Eagle reports that the airplane will be put on permanent display at the Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation. The organization plans to build a museum commemorating the flight when Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared in July 1937. The plane was acquired from Grace McGuire, a pilot who spent three decades restoring it. It's expected to arrive in Atchison Friday.

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