Although not the only missing aircraft in Australia, VH-MDX is one of Australia’s greatest aviation mysteries.

The challenge of searching for the aircraft significantly tests our research and search skills. Emergency services are faced with a challenging exercise resulting in excellent training outcomes.

BSAR (known then as the The New South Wales Federation of Bushwalking Clubs, Search and Rescue Unit) was heavily involved in the initial search for VH-MDX in 1981 and has been searching regularly for the aircraft since then.

We would like to complete the original task of locating VH-MDX and to finally offer closure to those that seek it.

The Barrington Tops Wilderness and adjoining areas are a magnificent part of Australia with many areas unlikely to have been visited by people.To explore and enjoy the Barrington Wilderness Area whilst conducting a worthwhile community project is a privilege.