G-AUFR de Havilland D.H.60
Another Qantas image (above) from the Phil Vabre
collection. The registration looks a little touched
up. Below are two shots from the Frank Walters collection showing
it a little more realistic. Top one
at Longreach, lower
at Archerfield. Any idea as
to what the titling is saying on the lower one?
imported by Qantas in 1927, and was one of many sold to the Civil Air
Branch of the Dept
Defence for loaning out the the Australian Aero
Clubs. This one went to the Queensland
On 11 February 1934 -UFR crashed
on the roof of a house in Jurgens Street, South Brisbane. .
the bottom of the page was unearthed by Graeme Parsons from the next
day's Courier Mail.
aircraft apparently spun in from some 3000 ft.
old roof gave way, cushioning the
neither the pilot nor his passenger, nor the inhabitants of
the house were seriously
Despite the fact that the newspaper report
indicates that the Moth was "totally
destroyed" it was, in fact
and by June of 1936 was registered to Skyways Australia Ltd. I
believe they may have done
Photo No 4, also from the Walters collection, shows it now
as VH- at Archerfield, circa
1936. I am not sure if it was owned by Skyways at the time, but,
in any case, can somebody advise the
the cryptic letters as seen on the enlargement of the rudder, in photo
fire whilst undergoing overhaul