VH-PWD Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee
Registered new in July 1967 to Piper dealers Westavion, of Jandakot,
Perth, this Cherokee Six
was sold to earth moving
contractors Houlihans Services
of Freemantle, WA. They sold it in
Papua/New Guinea in July
1973 where it became P2-PWD based at Kieta. Three years
in September 1976 it moved
south again and was restored as VH-PWD. It was acquired by
David Cosh of Copper Creek., NSW
who also owned a Chipmunk and a Proctor.
above by John
Wheatley. Venue unknown. On 13 March 1987 the
aircraft forced landed and
was written off having just
taken from from Grafton, NSW headed for
Apparently it had been stored
outside for a couple of months prior to
the flight and moisture
appears to have accumulated in the magnetos.
The engine misfired and eventually caught
The pilot and passenger were not seriously injured and
extinguish the resultant fire
after vacating the aircraft.
however, was totalled.