On 16 February, 1974 a Beech 95/B55 Baron aircraft registered VH-FWR disappeared
whilst on a flight from Gladstone to Longreach, Queensland, and no trace has been found of the aircraft or
its two occupants.
The search for the aircraft continued on an intense scale until 25 February, 1974. During this time civil and military aircraft flew a total of 532 hours and searched an area in excess of 40,000 square miles, within which the areas of high probability were examined many times. Much of the eastern section of the search area consists of rough mountainous terrain covered with dense tropical vegetation. A number
of sighting and hearing reports were received and investigated but the aircraft and its occupants have not