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UFO News Article:
“Wider search for missing aircraft”

25 October 1978
(The Canberra Times, ACT, Australia)

Source: Trove (National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia)

The whole article:
“The Department of Transport stepped up yesterday the search for a light aircraft which disappeared last Saturday night after a mysterious ‘UFO incident’ over Bass Strait.

Four twin-engine light aircraft joined a long-range maritime version of the Nomad over the area from Cape Schank to a point 50 kilometres east of King Island and across to Cape Otway.

The pilot of the aircraft, Mr Frederick Valentich, 20, vanished over Bass Strait in his blue and white Cessna 182 after reporting a mystery craft hovering above him.

However, his father, Mr Guido Valentich, who still believes he may be alive said he thought it was possible his son had been taken by a space craft.

As the mystery surrounding the incident deepened yesterday Melbourne radio stations and newspapers were flooded with calls from people reporting strange lights and possible UFO sightings in the past week.

The search will continue today.”

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the Frederick Valentich Disappearance

On 21 October 1978, Frederick Valentich was flying from Moorabbin Airport, Melbourne to King Island, Tasmania.

According to the conversation Frederick Valentich had with the Melbourne Flight Service Unit air traffic control centre, he had encountered a very large UFO at 7:09 p.m.

At 7:12 p.m. Valentich told the air traffic controller, Steve Robey, that his Cessna 182L airplane experienced engine trouble and that the UFO was flying right above him. A short time later the Melbourne air traffic controller heard a metallic, scraping sound.

And no one has seen Frederick Valentich or his airplane since the above date.

The Royal Australian Air Force and Navy performed an extensive search in the area where Valentich was suspected to have crashed, but they didn’t find anything.

This case involves people from several Australian Government departments. The Melbourne Flight Service Unit (air traffic control centre), the Department of Transport (DoT), the Police, the Royal Australian Air Force and Navy were involved in this UFO case.

Several people on the ground corroborated Valentich’s story. They told Australian investigators that they saw a Cessna airplane, which flew under a large unknown object at the time Valentich was supposed to be in that area.

Website: Trove (National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT,

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