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19 March 2018
Was that a bit of a rough landing?
Aviator Guy Menzies completed the first solo trans- Tasman flight on January 7, 1931 in 11 hours and 45 minutes.
Unfortunately he mistook a swamp for flat ground upon landing in Harihari on the West Coast.
Luckily he managed to walk away with a few grazes but unlucky in the fact that that very swamp did apparently end up as a paddock, perfect for landing!
Read more about this wonderful achievement at https://nzhistory.govt.nz/completion-of-first-trans-tasman-solo-flight
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