Amelia Earhart completes around-the-world flight

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 8:32am

It's been said there's something in a name.

Now, a 31-year-old Denver woman named after pilot Amelia Earhart is celebrating a feat her namesake could not. 

Earhart circled the world in a single-engine plane.

Earhart spoke with the media after landing saying, "We had a wonderful flight back from, 'Where were we?' from Honolulu. Completely safe. We had a picture there of Amelia in the cockpit with us and my co-pilot Shane, I thank he's over there he is with the flowers. Um it was an amazing journey we feel like we had Amelia there with us um symbolically closing her flight plan. She left off near Helen Island and we flew over Helen itself."

Friday, Earhart landed in California. The 24-thousand 300 mile trip took 18 days.

She's now the youngest woman to have traveled around the world in a single-engine plane.

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