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Queensland plane crash couple identified

A Brisbane couple presumed dead after their hired plane plunged into the sea last week have been identified as Tim and Julie Hudson.

The husband and wife, aged 70 and 52, took off from Caloundra on a scenic flight towards Moreton Island when Mr Hudson made a mayday call and lost contact with flight controllers on January 22.

Tim and Julie Hudson died when the rented plane Tim was flying crashed near Moreton Island on January 22.

Tim and Julie Hudson died when the rented plane Tim was flying crashed near Moreton Island on January 22.

“Mayday, mayday, mayday, Whiskey November Romeo,” were the frantic words of Mr Hudson, an experienced pilot at about 4.30pm that day.

He did not respond to repeated attempts from officials to make further contact with him.

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