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As shown, there is a slight possibility that it could have got over between the small gap in the next range, but with the expected descent rate with no power, it would have not got far.

 

Is there anything more, that may be able to define it more? I believe there may be....

 

Years later, Jimmy got to know some of the neighbours that lived further north in a

place known as “Peach Trees.”

These people had been in Stroud that night at some sort of Club and were on their

way home after closing time, in the rain, (they thought maybe 10.15 to 10.30 pm) and

were passing a small hill know as Lowreys Hill about 1 km north of Stroud - along

Mill Creek Road, when they both saw a bright fire in the distance. Their first thought

was that their Bush Mill was on fire, but as they drove closer, they lost sight of the

fire, and were relieved when they got home that it was not their Mill at all, and no evidence of a fire anywhere else in the area. They reported this fire to the Policeman that called in on them within the next few days and thought nothing more of it, until they met Jimmy some years later and heard what he had to say.

On my recent trip over there, I made a point of going to this hill and observing what

exactly they were likely to see, and if it were possible that it could have coincided

with this area that Jimmy saw the plane fly into.

Using an image off “Street View” on Google Earth, this is what I observed:

It needs to be remembered that it was raining and a moonless night so accurate

pinpointing of a direction would have been rather difficult – if not impossible.

I know you will be thinking, but MDX would have crashed in this area before 8.00 pm, and so there would be no way a fire caused by the crash would still be burning...

especially if it was raining!
This problem really puzzled me for a long time, but after a lot of thought, there may

be an answer to this...

 

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