Lockheed Model 10E Electra

Earhart and Noonan take off from Caripito, Venezuela, on June 3, 1937.

Caption:
The 10E was an excellent aircraft, but it lacked sufficient range to make a South Pacific crossing safe and practical.
Type: Photograph
Image Date: June 3, 1937
Image Taken: Caripito, Venezuela
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
NASM 71-1060
Navigators & Inventors
 
The 10E was an excellent aircraft, but it lacked sufficient range to make a South Pacific crossing safe and practical.