Accident de Havilland DH.60 Moth VH-UFJ, 28 Jan 1930
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.60 Moth
Registration: VH-UFJ
MSN: 278
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:18 miles from Miles, QLD -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Miles Airport, Queensland (WLE/YMLS)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
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




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

Revision history:

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]
08-Jun-2022 05:43 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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