What is the connection between the Bermuda Triangle and Amelia Earhart?
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What is the connection between the Bermuda Triangle and Amelia Earhart?

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There is no connection between the Bermuda Triangle and Amelia Earhart. The Bermuda Triangle is an area of the Atlantic Ocean where airplanes have mysteriously disappeared. Amelia Earhart was an American pilot who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean.

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Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean solo. Then in 1937, she attempted to become the first woman to make a solo flight around the world. While flying over the Pacific Ocean, Earhart radioed that she was running low on fuel and could not see the landing strip. Her plane went down, but neither Earhart nor the plane were ever found. What happened to Earhart remains a mystery to this day.

Some people mistakenly believe that Amelia Earhart disappeared in what is known as "The Bermuda Triangle," an area of the Atlantic Ocean approximately outlined by drawing a triangle between Florida, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico. Over the years, ships and planes have disappeared while crossing through that area. One of the most famous disappearances happened in 1945, when five Navy torpedo bombers disappeared during a training exercise more than 100 miles off the coast of Florida. When a search and rescue plane was sent to look for them, it too disappeared. None of the planes were ever found.

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