By Keith Basterfield, 21 January 2016
(UFOs – scientific research, Campbelltown,
New South Wales, Australia)
Quote from the article:
“On 28 June 2012 I wrote a blog piece about the discovery of two Australian government files relating to the disappearance, in 1978, of pilot Frederick Valentich, over Bass Strait, Australia.
Last year, in September, while randomly checking the National Archives of Australia’s RecordSearch database, I found a two part file which also relates to the disappearance.
The new file is NAA file series B638, control symbol M116/783/1047 parts 1 and part 2; barcodes 10499635 and 10499636. Series B638 is comprised of 299 air safety, accident and incident files, where M stands for Melbourne.
I immediately requested that the files, whose status was ‘Not yet examined’ be examined. On 18 December 2015, I was advised that both parts of the file were now ‘open.’ I then submitted a request to have the file digitised, and paid the relevant fee.
The file, when ‘open’ is titled ‘Accident on C182L – Moorabbin Vic/King Island Tas – 21 October 1978. VH-DSJ [including multiple newspaper cuttings regarding incident folder contains two piles.]’ ”