She's got exactly one half hour of fuel left. You know that?
to Earhart. We can't take a bearing on you at 3105 kilocycles. Please
send on 500 or 7500.
Nothing. Nothing at all.
KHAQQ calling Itasca! We must be on you but we cannot see you! Gas is
running low. Been unable to reach you by radio. We are flying at an
altitude of 1,000 feet.
Ahh! She hasn't heard us at all!
You can say that again. The sun just came up! Without radio help,
she'll never find her way in that glare.
But how could there be anything wrong with her radio? I mean, this is
Amelia Earhart - she's got to have the best money can buy!
Try the other frequencies!
I am! Constantly.
Itasca to Earhart. We are receiving your message. Please acknowledge.
urgent.) We must
be on you but we cannot see you. Gas is running low.
We are transmitting constantly on 7500 kilocycles, 3105 kilocycles
and 500 kilocycles!
We are on the line position 157-337. Will repeat this message on 6210.
mic.) No! Please
stay on 3105. Do not hear you on 6210!
Oh, buddy, she is running out of time. If we don't get a bearing on
Fuel is running low. We are running North and South!
North and South? North and South of what? We need another position!
We are running North and South!
CUE #11. Sudden
silence. IRO and COMMANDER freeze. AE calmly and gracefully descends
from cockpit and moves UC to get model plane. We hear the music used
before but now it is more eerie. She lifts plane high above her head
and "flies' it slowly around the stage, then silently carries it
off. Music fades as COMMANDER and IRO exit. REPORTER enters.)
And those were the last words anyone ever heard Amelia Earhart speak.
as himself, out of the scene, distraught.)
waiting for A.E. in San Francisco. He had a big Fourth of July
Welcome planned. He told the Chronicle...
upsettrying to be calm for the press.)
A.E. will pull through. She has more courage than anyone I know. I am
worried, of course, but I have confidence in her ability to handle
Commander Thompson called out the big guns and they searched sixteen
days. Every neighboring island, miles and miles of shark-infested
waters. The world was in shock.
World Flyer Lost! Fuel Supply Runs Low.
Warship Catches Faint Signal.
Amelia Floating in the Pacific!
Amelia Missing in the Pacific!
Ends All Hope.
devastated and exits. Ominous music again, the high frequency of her
whistle, sound that holds tension.)
What happened, Amelia?
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