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From Bruce Bay northwards, it gets rather sketchy as the next sighting was somewhere between Fox and Franz Josef at 4.00pm and then the next at Ross at 5.00pm - and a lot of observations after that.
The problem is that FMQ did not have the fuel capacity /endurance to still be flying at 5.00pm, (maximum fuel endurance of 3 hrs 20 mins) so it was thought that this aircraft at Ross could not possibly be FMQ.
The answer to this is quite simple seeing as it doesn’t take 2 + hours to fly from Bruce Bay to Ross, a distance of 69 n.miles (34 ½ n.miles per hour). He had to have landed  somewhere!
The historical Niwa reports show that he would have been back to a NW wind.
Bruce Bay to half way between Fox and Franz Josef = 25 n.miles - Reported time 4.00pm
100 knots = 2.55pm  (15 mins)
110 knots = 2.54pm  (14 mins) < 2.40pm Bruce Bay + 14 mins = 2.54 pm
120 knots = 2.52pm  (12 mins)
130 knots = 2.51pm  (11 mins)
Fox/Franz to Ross = 45 n.miles - Reported time 5.00pm

100 knots = 3.21pm  (27 mins)    Total time flying = 3hrs 21 mins                                              
110 knots = 3.18pm  (24 mins)                                    3hrs 18 mins
120 knots = 3.16pm  (22 mins)                                    3hrs 16 mins
130 knots = 3.14pm  (20 mins)                                    3hrs 14mins
                                                        (Total endurance, including reserves = 3hrs 20 mins!)
As you can see, according to these calculated times, it appears that he landed twice. Once between Bruce Bay and the Fox/Franz sighting point, and then again between Fox/Franz and Ross. This is very unlikely which means simply that the time given at Fox/Franz was either too early or too late.
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