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Missing Person Tony Clinch
  • Alias: Tony THACKER
  • Missing since: Saturday, November 15, 1997
  • Last seen: Cairns Airport plane to France
  • Jurisdiction: Australian Missing Overseas
  • Year of birth: 1939
  • Age now: 77
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 178cm
  • Build: Slim
  • Hair: Grey
  • Complexion: Fair
  • Eyes: Blue/green
  • Distinguishing features: Hair was a mousey brown colour at time of disappearance; large greying goatee beard.


Tony Clinch was last seen at Cairns Airport on 15 November 1997. He departed Australia on JAL Flight 768 and arrived at Roissy Airport, France at 4.55 pm on 16 November 1997. He was to travel to England to visit his aging parents but never arrived. He has not been seen or heard from since. Clinch is a Veterans Affairs pensioner.

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