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Update  29 January 2013


I was contacted again yesterday by the hunter spoken of on page 11 on this subject.

He recently had the opportunity to fly in and around the Lake Alabaster area and discovered that he had got his memory of his hunting trips mixed up.

The wreckage he had found was not in the Chair Creek area, but in the entrance into the Barrier River Valley!

This now begs yet another whole scenario as it is interesting in that Kevin Hallett claimed that he had watched the aircraft that he had seen, turn into what he had thought was the Olivine/Forgotten Rivers area, a distance of a little over seven miles away from where he was at the time of his observation. A distance that I find a little unbelievable, and yet if the wreckage that this hunter found is from ZK-BMP, then that would place the distance of just over 10 miles distant!

I do feel that my scenario of ZK-BMP ending up south of Manapouri is still possibly the correct one, but as always, I am prepared to be wrong... in fact, I’m happy to be proven wrong, as that means that they have finally been found .... The whole purpose of all my efforts!

This wreckage had to have come from something, so if anyone knows of any other aircraft that has crashed in that area, please let me know.

This means that there is now another area for all you hunters, helicopter pilots/trampers, etc., to keep a sharp eye out if ever you are in the Barrier River catchment area shown as outlined in red in the Google Earth snapshot below:

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