From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul> Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2012 09:15:57 -0600 Archived: Mon, 06 Aug 2012 18:54:01 -0400 Subject: Re: Oz National Archives Release Valentich File >From: Giuliano Marinkovic<giuliano.marinkovic.nul> >To:<post.nul> >Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2012 00:06:48 +0200 >Subject: Re: Oz National Archives Release Valentich File <snip> >Source: AdelaideNow >http://tinyurl.com/butdpmv >July 06, 2012 >'Truth' Was Out There After All >An accidental discovery sheds new light on the mysterious >disappearance of a pilot in 1978, writes Miles Kemp. > <snip> Contrary to the article's suggestion, I do not consider it at all well established that the piece of engine cowling found on the beach at Flinders Island actually came from Valentich's aircraft, although it did come from a Cessna of similar vintage. Specifically, the cowling piece was identified to have come from within a particular interval of serial numbers which included Valentich's aircraft. But in fact, this serial number bracket includes a total of _7,826_aircraft_. Moreover, the cowling piece was found within 500 meters of the runway at the Flinders Island airport, which seems like a rather remarkable coincidence, even if (as investigators did establish) ocean currents could in principle have transported the cowling piece from the Bass Strait area to the shore of Flinders Island. As such, I cannot agree at this point with the article's contention that this piece of debris has unveiled any particular 'Truth' about the case, nor that it rules out or in any particular explanation (e.g., the planned disappearance hypothesis). As yet I've been unable to make contact with anyone who may have insight into the volume of Cessna traffic at Flinders Island in the relevant era. Mike Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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