New clue to the mystery of Amelia Earhart?

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Historians and aviation experts are confident they've found a part of Amelia Earhart's aircraft, The Electra.

Back in 1937, when Amelia Earhart's plane, the Aluminum-clad Electra, disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean during her record attempt to fly around the world at the equator.

Now 77 years later, historians and aviation experts are confident they've found a part of her plane.

It's a patch for the plane's navigational window that was installed in Miami.

This small sheet of aluminum was discovered at a tiny uninhabited coral reef area about 350 miles southeast of where the plane allegedly crashed.

It was actually discovered in 1991, but took this long to positively identify.

The most widely-believed explanation of Earhart's disappearance is that her plane ran out of fuel near a resupply point in the middle of the Pacific, and that's when the plane crashed into the water.

Such a bittersweet part of our past. Amelia Earhart made history, but not for the reason she had hoped for.

Although, this latest discovery has given researchers hope, as they continue to search for her body... hoping that it too, will appear in "plane sight."