|from the recently-released Australian documents // click to enlarge|
Documents gathered by air safety investigation team revealed that an engine cowl flap of Cessna 182 aircraft, the same model being operated by Valentich, was recovered at the shore of Flinders Island 5 years after the disappearance.
But many are skeptical if the 30 centimeter long, corroded component is the same ill-fated plane piloted by Valentich. The debris was broken in three pieces when it was discovered and now its part is apparently lost or scrapped.
Modern technology could verify if the debris was in Bass Strait’s salt water for five years. Richard, brother of Frederick, checked with aviation authorities about the cowl debris. Richard wanted to know if the debris was still in the storage somewhere.
Richard said that it is worth pursuing every single evidence that could link the incident involving the disappearance of his brother.
There has been separate report claiming that Frederick had shared his alien abduction experience to his girlfriend week before the mysterious disappearance. This report is being documented on the National Archives of Australia’s papers.
In the said report, Frederick told air traffic control in Melbourne that an unidentified aircraft followed his plane. The UFO was described by Frederick with four bright lights and was moving at high speed or orbited above his plane. After reporting about engine failure of his plane, no one ever heard of the pilot since then.