First registered in December 1959 as VH-DJA, this Comanche
was re-registered VH-DEI
in June 1963.
Geoff Goodall's shot (above) was taken at Parafield in September
the aircraft was owned by
Central Western Aviation Service of Nyngan, NSW. -DEI crashed
near Mackay, Qld in 1975 and was rebuilt in 1979. The photo below
by Danny Tanner was
Parafield some seven years after the rebuild (December 1986) showing
the aircraft in
pristine condition albeit
with a non standard (for Piper, anyway) color scheme.
(2016) it is
today privately owned at Griffith, NSW.