VH-PXY   Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six                            (c/n  32-40359)

                                       VH-PXY was registered to Piper agent Ansett General Aviation in November 1968.
                                       David Carter photographed it at Bankstown in 1970 and the 1976 register showed it
                                       owned by Silver City Air Taxis at Broken Hill.     It was based at Bankstown when it
                                       was lost in a crash on August 17, 1986.     The fully loaded aircraft suffered an engine
                                       failure shortly after take-off.     The pilot elected to turn back towards the airport and
                                       rapidly lost height.         –PXY crashed into the roof of a factory at Chipping Norton
                                       killing five of the six people on board.      Air crash investigators observed that had the
                                        pilot crash-landed straight ahead the occupants would have probably survived.