Post by Dave Homewood on Dec 6, 2017 22:09:07 GMT 12
This from the NORTH OTAGO TIMES, 13 AUGUST 1918
(Per Press Association;) WANGANUI, August 12
While looking out to sea from a window of a,house on the hillside this afternoon, two ladies saw what they declare was an aeroplane. They had time to get the binoculars and go on the verandah before the visitor disappeared behind Landguard Bluff.
The aeroplane came from the west, and disappeared south.
The description of the craft points to it being a seaplane.
The ladies mentioned seemed to have been the only two observers, but they are quite confident they have not been mistaken.