The Amelia Earhart Foundation acquired the aircraft a Lockheed L-10E Electra from Grace McGuire, who had owned and had been restoring the plane for more than 30 years. McGuire named the plane Muriel after Earhart’s sister. The foundation plans to build a hangar and museum at the Amelia Earhart Airport in Atchison.
The fuselage of plane similar to Amelia Earhart’s 1935 Lockheed Electra L-10E has arrived August 22 in Atchison, Kansas.
The Amelia Earhart Foundation will put the plane on permanent display.
The plane is the only survivor one of the 14 Lockheed L-10Es built. It is similar to the one Earhart flew on her ill-fated attempt to fly around the world in 1937. Earhart, navigator Fred Noonan and their Electra L-10E disappeared in July 1937.