VH-UGE  de Havilland D.H.60 Moth                                 (c/n  2)


                                     This was the second Moth assembled by de Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd at South Melbourne in
                                     1927    The aircraft was originally sold to Morobe Trading Co Ltd of Rabaul, New Guinea.   It
                                      had many, many prangs during it life and came back south to NSW in November 1928 following
                                      one of these accidents at Lae.  It was rebuilt again in 1932 as a D.H.60X following a crash at
                                      Newcastle in March 1931.   It was then badly damaged by fire at Wamberal, NSW in 1932 and
                                      languished for several years, being finally rebuilt in March 1936 as a D.H.60G, only to crash
                                      again near Scone a month later     The rather washed-out image above, from the Frank Walters
                                      collection, was taken at Mascot around February 1940 following yet another rebuild, and after
                                      being acquired by Airflite Pty Ltd.  . A crash at Kurnell, NSW some twelve days after this last
                                      rebuild (19 February, 1940) put paid to the poor old thing forever.