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Last updated: 11 July 2019
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Date:28-JAN-1930
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60 Moth
Owner/operator:A.J.Murphy
Registration: VH-UFJ
C/n / msn: 278
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:18 miles from Miles, Queensland -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Miles Airport, Queensland (WLE/YMLS)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
G-AUFJ [C of R 151] registered 22.12.26 to QANTAS Ltd, Longreach; fitted with Cirrus I. Probably the Moth used by Qantas-operated Longreach Light Aeroplane Club with effect from 27.12.26. Damaged at Eagle farm 12.1.27; rebuilt Sept 1927 with Cirrus II. Re-registered as VH-UFJ 1929, possibly not used (photo below shows registration applied to still be G-AUFJ). Sold 7.10.29 and re-registered in Nov 1929 to A J Murphy, Miles, Queensland.

Written off when crashed 18 miles from Miles, Queensland 28.1.30; the pilot and owner of the aircraft, A.J. Murphy was performing a local flight with a passenger, Mr. G. Mundell. En route, the single engine aircraft went out of control and crashed on the property of Herbert Rayner. Both occupants were killed

Wreck sold 23.7.30 to A W Rose, Brisbane for rebuild. Registration cancelled 19.8.30, so rebuild presumably abandoned

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-AU.html
2. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/G-AUFJ.html
3. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/84-register-australia
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles,_Queensland
5. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1930/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60-moth-near-miles-2-killed/]
6. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf

StateLibQld 1 103220 DH60 Moth G-AUFJ crashed near Miles in January 1930

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2014 19:31 Dr. John Smith Added
30-Aug-2017 18:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
30-Aug-2017 18:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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