Woman claims to have solved 40-year missing plane mystery on #GoogleEarth - is ...

google earth maps australia plane crash mystery photoGoogle 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.

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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 maps australia plane crash mystery photoGoogle 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?

Unfortunately,

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