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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163149
Last updated: 7 June 2020
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Date:28-JUN-1939
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60 Moth
Owner/operator:Skyways Australia Ltd
Registration: VH-UFR
C/n / msn: 651
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Archerfield, near Brisbane, Queensland -   Australia
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Archerfield, Queensland (YBAF)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DH.60 [Cirrus II] to Qantas with C of A 1079 issued 11.1.27. Erected and first flown 16.3.27. Registered as G-AUFR [C of R 158] 21.3.27 to Queensland & Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd [QANTAS], Longreach. Re-registered 27.3.29 to Civil Aviation Branch, Dept of Defence and operated by Australian Aero Club (Queensland Section), Archerfield. Re-registered VH-UFR 1929.

Badly damaged in forced landing near Eagle Farm, Queensland 20.7.30; rebuilt Sep 1930 with Cirrus III. Spun in from 3,000 feet and crashed into house at Jurgens Street Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland 11.2.34. Fortunately the old roof gave way, cushioning the impact and neither the pilot nor his passenger, nor the inhabitants of the house were seriously injured. Registration cancelled 26.3.34. Rebuilt as a DH.60M with unidentified (spare?) fuselage frame; registration VH-UFR restored 12.6.36 to Skyways Australia Ltd, Brisbane.

Destroyed in Qantas hangar fire Archerfield Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, whilst undergoing overhaul 28.6.39; registration cancelled with effect from same day

Sources:

1. http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/DH60%20G-AUFR.htm
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-AU.html
3. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/84-register-australia
4. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/G-AUFR.html


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10-Jan-2014 21:17 Dr. John Smith Added

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