VH-CWC  Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee                            (c/n     (c/n 28-20753)

                                Delivered to Central Western Aviation Services at Nyngan in July 1965, VH-CWC achieved a
                                remarkable feat for an aircraft in Australia by colliding with a deer while landing at Niall Station,
                                near Charters Towers, on July 20, 1996.     Kangaroos or cattle are common problems on rural
                                airstrips right across Australia, but deer - not so much.  It turns out that around Niall Station, it
                                is the introduced deer that pose a serious hazard to aviators .         By the time of the accident,
                                -CWC’s time in Nyngan was well in the past     . When David Carter saw it on 27 April 1976,
                                it was based at Toowoomba and carrying markings for Rockhampton Grammar School. 
                               The Cherokee recovered from its 1996 run-in with the deer and was still in Queensland in May
                               2016, registered to an owner at Gayndah.