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The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) is a nonprofit organization founded by Richard Gillespie in 1985 and located in Delaware, US.[1]

Amelia Earhart[edit]

TIGHAR has long been involved with the search for Amelia Earhart[2][3] and advocates the theory that Earhart successfully landed on Gardner Island, now known as Nikumaroro.[4][5][6]

In 2012, TIGHAR was searching for clues around Kiribati Islands using Sonar equipment with the help of the State Department and undersea explorer Robert Ballard.[7]

Glenn Miller[edit]

In 2019 it is reported that TIGHAR will investigate Glenn Miller's disappearance [8]


  1. ^ "About TIGHAR". tighar.org. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Wootson, Cleve (November 2, 2016). "Amelia Earhart didn't die in a plane crash, investigators say. This is their theory". Washington Post. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  3. ^ Walker, Kenly (July 12, 2007). "Group Hopes To End Amelia Earhart Mystery". CBS News. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  4. ^ Lori Van Pelt (June 2006). Amelia Earhart: The Sky's No Limit. Tom Doherty Associates. p. 215. ISBN 978-0-7653-1062-0. Retrieved 2013-06-08. Executive Director Ric Gillespie has visited the island of Nikumaroro in the Phoenix Island group seven times since 1989.
  5. ^ Osborne, Hannah (June 21, 2017). "Search for Amelia Earhart: Dogs to Help Solve Mystery by Hunting for Pilot's Remains on Uninhabited South Pacific Island". Newsweek.
  6. ^ Fortin, Jacey (June 27, 2017). "Amelia Earhart's Disappearance Still Captivates Searchers, 80 Years Later". New York Times. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  7. ^ Dolak, Kevin; Hughes, Dana (March 20, 2012). "Hillary Clinton Welcomes Amelia Earhart Exhibition and Renewed Discovery Effort". ABC News. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  8. ^ "Team to probe Glenn Miller 'crash site'". 14 January 2019 – via www.bbc.com.

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