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Blog post from Saturday, 12 April, 2014

18. Ulm and Kingsford Smith just after landing back in Sydney from the North West Australian forced landing, 1929 / Daily Telegraph

On this day in 1929, rescuers found Charles Kingsford-Smith, Charles Ulm and their crew, who had been missing since late March. They had been attempting to fly across Australia but were forced to make an emergency landing near the Glenelg River in the Kimberleys.

Sadly, aviator Keith Anderson and mechanic Bobby Hitchcock, who set out from Sydney on 4 April 1929 to join the search effort, died after crash-landing in the Tanami Desert while searching for the missing men.