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Erika Owen
June 10, 2015

The mystery of Amelia Earhart's final flight is a conundrum that's still well dicussed to this day. Recently, Mashable shared some previously unreleased footage—shot in Burbank, California in May 1937—featuring Amelia Earhart posing with her Electra 10E airplane before taking off on her last trip. This 51-second flick isn't shining any light into the cause behind her disappearance, but the soundless, black-and-white shots show Earhart explaining various plane parts to onlookers. 

The famous pilot disappeared months later on July 2nd, 1937 somewhere over the Pacific Ocean while attempting a plane ride around the entire globe. It's thought that this newly re-discovered footage was taken by John Bresnik, who was the brother of Earhart's photographer. The footage sat unwatched in an office for decades until Bresnik's son passed the film to The Paragon Agency. Check it out:

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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