VH-ACR (3) Piper PA-28-140
Registered new on November 5, 1965,
VH-ACR still graces the Australian Civil Register more
50 years later. However in 2010 it was reported in the
Southern Highland News that the
aircraft had crash-landed on January 10 shortly after take-off from
Mittagong airport. Pilot Ian
Holland, who had owned the plane for 22 years, said the
badly damaged Cherokee was a write-
off. Mr. Holland is still the registered owner.
VH-ACR had suffered an earlier accident when
July 1988 in was substantially damaged after control was lost taking
off from Kingaroy airport,
in Queensland. The David Carter picture above shows
VH-ACR at Belmont airport, near
Newcastle, in May 1976 when it was part of the Aeropelican fleet.