Conservationists in Antarctica have located the remains of the Vickers REP monoplane used by Douglas Mawson in his Australasian Antarctic Expedition, and which featured in some of the earliest issues of Flight. In October 1911 the publication reported that, during a practice flight in Adelaide, the aircraft suffered wing damage and could not be flown to Antarctica. It was converted into an air tractor to haul equipment, and the conservationists recently embarked on a search for its remains as part of a preservation efforts. The parts were found in low water.

Source: Flight International