Lawsuit: Amelia Earhart's plane found in 2010, discovery concealedtags: conspiracy theories, Amelia Earhart, lawsuits, UPI
The group conducting a search for Amelia Earhart's plane strongly denied charges they had found the aircraft in 2010 and hid it from donors.
Timothy Mellon, the son of philanthropist Paul Mellon and a major contributor to The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery sued the group on June 3, alleging TIGHAR found the famed airplane in a 2010 expedition, then hid the news so it could keep fundraising.
Mellon donated $1 million that helped fund the 2012 expedition that may have indeed turned up the long-awaited evidence of Earhart's plane.
Ric Gillespie, the executive director of TIGHAR, called the lawsuit frivolous....
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