VH-UMS  de Havilland D.H.60X Moth                     (c/n  Genairco 8)


                                       Built under licence by Genairco in November 1929, this Moth was originally a floatplane.  The
                                       floats were removed shortly after it was finished and an 'X-type" undercarriage fitted.  It was sold
                                       to W.J. Stocks of Sydney and crashed at Mascot during a night landing on 7 April 1931.  Whilst
                                       being repaired the Moth was virtually destroyed in a hangar fire at Mascot the following month.
                                       In an unusual move for those days, the remains were rebuilt by R. Annabel at Rockdale, NSW in
                                       1933 and a Gipsy Mk I engine was fitted in lieu of the original Cirrus II.    It had a couple more
                                       owners in NSW and Queensland in the mid 1930s and was then acquired by the Royal Queensland
                                       Aero Club in November 1935.  VH-UMS was finally written off in a crash at Toowoomba, Qld
                                       on 3 June 1936..   Image above from the Geoff Goodall collection.