VH-PHH Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six
Adding a 30 inch stretch to the PA-28-235 was
sufficient enough difference to warrant Piper giving
the Cherokee six-seater a
new model number. This aircraft was operated by Aerial Missions
just about the whole of the 1970s decade. John Wheatley saw it at
Alice Springs, circa 1971.
On 8 December 2001 it was departing Rottnest Island
on the return leg of a charter with five passengers
aboard in variable crosswind
conditions when it appeared to rotate early, veered to starboard whence
the main gear hit a
tree stump. The aircraft pancaked into a shallow lake (1 m deep -
i.e. ideal conditions).
All on board
walked away. -PHH is no longer current, but I am not sure
if the accident referred to
above was the
cause of its demise from the register.