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originally posted by: bally001
a reply to: mirageman
My thoughts are, he was flying upside down. Inverted dive. Saw reflection and lights in the water of Bass Strait looming towards him.
An infrequent experience in small planes but I know of similar accidents. Pilot or instrument error?
My personal thoughts are yes.
It all seems too elaborate for suicide. And if he intended to disappear and start a new life, there would also be far less elaborate ways of achieving that, presuming he sought as little attention as possible.
The metallic scraping sound is damn strange, particularly as it's the last thing we hear... can't quite get my head around it.
originally posted by: KellyPrettyBear
a reply to: ConfusedBrit
It doesn't have to be an exotic explanation.
As for FAKING suicide, I wonder if his wife had a big policy
on him.. that's the sort of info we could really use.
originally posted by: mirageman
I am not saying his girlfriend has the answer. But it does seem like a possibility.
Rear-Admiral Charles A. Lockwood Jr, U.S.N. Brigadier B. R. Klein A.I.F. Commander Joseph L. Thew U.S.N. Lieut. Col J. S. Young A.M.F. Landed Here September 11, 1942 To Carry Out The Initial Reconnaissance For The "Potshot" Venture.