New Amelia Earhart Search Set to Kick Off

    It's one of the most enduring mysteries in the history of aviation: what became of Amelia Earhart when her plane vanished over the Pacific?  A new public-private partnership is hoping to come up with a definitive answer.

    FOX News Radio's Bill Vitka reports:

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    U.S. Government officials and a private group are expected to announce a new effort to locate the twin-engine Lockheed that famed aviator Amelia Earhart was flying when she disappeared 75 years ago.  The search is predicated on the assumption that Earhart and crew member Fred Noonan ended up on or near the west coast of what was formerly called Gardner Island.

    The impetus for the latest expedition is a recently-discovered photo, which some believe may show a part of the plane's landing gear.  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent out the invitation to Earhart's announcement, promising "a new chapter in the search," an effort expected to kick off in July.

    Bill Vitka, FOX News Radio.