Somewhere Over the Pacific

She and her navigator flying in Electra.

Somewhere over the Pacific, floating over waves.

A thousand feet from death, 7000 miles

to go. Radio voices also floating away.

Flying blind, somehow running north and south.


July 2, 1937: Amelia Earhart was last heard from. At 7:42 a.m., Earhart communicated to the Coast Guard Cutter Itasca: “We must be on you, but we cannot see you. Fuel is running low. Been unable to reach you by radio. We are flying at 1,000 feet.” Her last transmission, about an hour later, was “We are running north and south.”

Before the flight, she had said, “I have a feeling that there is just about one more good flight left in my system, and I hope this trip is it.”


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