What is the Upper Williams River radar position all about?

This position appears to have been recorded during the post accident search in August 1981 and was included in the 1st September 1981 Air Safety Investigation Report. The position is clearly labeled as a radar fade position indicating where VH-MDX disappeared from...

What challenges did the Air Traffic Controllers have?

Th Sydney Air Traffic Controllers were faced with many challenges involving VH-MDX. Given the location of VH-MDX, the only radar display program able to present the aircraft’s radar returns was a Mosaic type display of around 290 nautical mile maximum display...

Why bother trying to locate VH-MDX?

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...

Were VH-MDX’s radar tracks recorded?

Williamtown ATC: No. Sydney ATC: Possible but, unlikely. Air Traffic Controller Officers and Radio Technical Officers of the era confidently suggest radar tracks were not recorded in 1981 at the Sydney Area Approach Control Centre (AACC). Despite this, there has been...