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This is the suggested final flight path of NZ5517 as per the panorama on the previous page.

You no doubt now want to know which site I think it will be found in... King Solomon, or Haggard Creek?

Haggard Creek has a lot of appeal as someone actually claimed that they had walked over the wing of it there... and we have been into King

Solomon Stream twice with no success, but as I said early in this topic, we were under a false illusion of expecting to see this monstrous aeroplane just waiting there to be found. In reality it will know just be a mossy mound blended into its surroundings. Have you ever noticed old farm machinery lying untouched for years lying in a paddock? Generally it gets all overgrown. King Solomon is worthy of another look, but Haggard Creek is just as worthy. Haggard may have been just another lot of  “pub talk”, and there sure has been a lot of that in the local pubs down in that area over the years, but it sure is strange that it is right in the area that I ended up in via this research! I checked with David Winterburn... the son of Kevin Winterburn as mentioned in “MISSING”, and he confirmed that Chris Rudge was correct in that they only searched around the bushline on the tops, so that area has never really been searched... so my answer is that I’m torn between the two!

There is so much more I could comment on, but to save writing a book, below I’ve displayed some more relevant clips from the files (below) and let you, the reader, come to your own conclusions!

Full credit and a big thank you must surely go to the National Archives, Wellington, for allowing access and copies of these files used throughout this article

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