Maurice Kirk, a “star McKenzie friend” in Sabine McNeill and Belinda McKenzie’s “Association of McKenzie Friends”, has been reported missing somewhere between Sudan and Ethiopia, according to BBC News.
The 72-year-old Mr Kirk, who had been participating in a vintage air rally from Crete to Cape Town, South Africa, had previously been asked to withdraw from the rally following two engine failures and a lack of navigational equipment in his 1943 Piper Cub aeroplane.
Mr Kirk has been involved in several imbroglios in recent years, including an ill-advised attempt to land his plane on property adjacent to the Texas ranch of then-President George W. Bush; this led to his prompt arrest, and world headlines.
He has long been associated with Sabine and Belinda, in particular vis à vis the infamous Musa case, in which two parents were found guilty of horrific abuse of their seven children. Three guesses which side Sabine and Mr Kirk were on.
We will follow this story as it develops.