Friday 17 Aug 2018 | 20:48 | SYDNEY
Friday 17 Aug 2018 | 20:48 | SYDNEY

Biggles rides again?


Sam Roggeveen


1 September 2009 16:53

The Punch today reports on a mysterious aircraft used to find missing Victorian cabinet minister and bushwalker Tim Holding. According to The Punch:

...this afternoon Victorian police have contacted news organisations telling them to remove any reference to the plane being an AFP plane with the reference taken out of the media release. What is going on here and who owns this plane?

The idea that the police can just 'tell' news organisations what to report is pretty silly, and makes the whole thing sound more sinister than it really is. My guess is this was a privately chartered aircraft with some kind of infra-red sensor, and the Victoria police were just correcting the record.

But on second thought, former Foreign Minister and Attorney-General Gareth Evans is back in Melbourne these days, and who knows what kind of pull 'Biggles' has with the Victorian and Federal governments...

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