Amelia Earhart lands first leg of world flight

(KUSA) -- Former 9NEWS Traffic Reporter Amelia Earhart has embarked on the journey of a lifetime: a flight around the world.

Earhart landed in Broomfield Thursday at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport after the first leg of her around the world flight.

Amelia Rose Earhart is attempting to complete the flight of her namesake, Amelia Mary Earhart.

In 1937, aviator Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean attempting to go around the world.

On Thursday, modern-day Amelia started to do what her namesake could not.

She took off from Oakland, Calif. with co-pilot Shane Jordan Thursday morning, and they will complete the same path Earhart attempted 77 years ago.

The trip will take about two-and-a-half weeks and will cover 14 countries.

Earhart recently learned she is not related to the famous aviator.

9NEWS said goodbye to Amelia back in March when she decided to leave the station and pursue her dream to fly around the world.

You can follow Amelia on her journey on Twitter by using the #flywithamelia:


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