Amelia Earhart finishes namesake's flight plan

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by WHAS editors

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Posted on July 12, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - A 31-year-old Denver woman named for pilot Amelia Earhart is celebrating a feat her namesake could not: circling the world in a single-engine plane.

“We had a picture there of Amelia in the cockpit with us. It was an amazing journey; we feel like we had Amelia there with us, symbolically closing her flight plan. She left off near Helen Island, and we flew over Helen itself,” Earhart said.

The 24,300 mile trip took 18 days.

Earhart landed in California Friday afternoon. She's now the youngest woman to have traveled around the world in a single-engine plane.
 

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