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As you can see from Renae’s explanation of the direction here, it was heading in an easterly direction... not the westerly as originally thought!!!
I calculated this was the only direction that she could have seen it based on Donna Krane’s sighting as it would have been impossible for her to have seen it due to the hills at a low altitude over Monkerai. With the information of it disappearing in about the position of the “a”, it is possible to calculate the height of the plane as it flew across where Renae saw it and it is virtually the same height as what Donna remembered! Donna’s observation was 850 ft AGL... I calculate it to be in the region of 800 ft AGL so this is great confirmation as to Donna’s sighting!

Jesse Miller – D. Peters - Stroud Road

D. Peters of Stroud said that on the night MDX disappeared he and his family were listening to the rain when they heard a buzzing that got louder coming straight through his front door. It was to the north a ways he said. It sounded like it was coming south for a bit and then turned west or south west. He looked out the front and could see a beacon flashing - a red one he believes. He noted the time to be 7:45 pm that night. He also stated it would of still been in the hills to the north west of Stroud... from Corner of Mclntyre St and Karuah St, Stroud Road.

This is the house shown in this image below and I actually visited the spot when I was over there last November 2018.

The front door is under the veranda obscured by the tree, and it faces to the north. The tree would obviously have not been there in 1981.

Knowing the approximate height MDX was at when it flew through there in the direction that Jimmy saw it (around 800 ft), there is in fact an area that D. Peters could have seen it flying across.

You may wonder how I can determine this?

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