Google Earth: A woman has claimed the Google Earth photo is the answer to a mystery (Image: Google Earth/No credit)
Google Earth maps in Australia appear to show the site of a remarkably intact plane crash. An aircraft can be seen among the dense greenery of Barrington Tops National Park in New South Wales. A woman has claimed the Google Earth photo is the answer to a mystery which has lasted for 40 years. The anonymous plane spotter believes the satellite image - taken in 2018 - shows a plane which went missing in 1981.
Google Earth: Maps appear to solve plane crash - but is mystery photo all it seems?
Flight VH-MDX disappeared on 9 August 1981. It was carrying four friends - Ken Price, Noel Wildash, Rhett Bosler and Philip Pembroke - and flown by ex-RAAF commercial pilot Mike Hutchins.
The group were flying to Sydney from the Whitsunday islands, where they had spent a holiday.
But the aircraft disappeared mid-flight without a trace - and no one knows what happened.
Search teams spent nine days looking for the missing aircraft in a hunt which saw helicopters and hundreds of volunteers on foot scouring the area.
Four weeks later a follow-up search involved 400 army reserve members, police officers and bush rescue volunteers - but not a trace was found.
The vanishing of Flight VH-MDX is Australia’s only unsolved aeroplane mystery since World War Two.
Google Earth: An aircraft can be seen among the dense greenery of Barrington Tops National Park (Image: Google Earth)
So is the plane spotter right in thinking that, after all this time, the missing plane has been found?