VH-TPT  Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee                            (c/n  28-22512)

                                            VH-TPT was delivered to the Townsville Aero Club in March 1967.    David Carter’s picture
                                            shows it at Bankstown in 1969, at Ansett General Aviation, possibly after being traded in on a
                                            later model.     Certainly the club didn’t own it on March 31, 1975, when it crashed near Walcha,
                                            NSW.     At the time it was owned by Archerfield Aerial Services and was being flown from
                                            Cessnock to Archerfield via Armidale.       Poor weather forced the pilot down on an ag strip.
                                            However, fearful he would overrun it, the pilot executed a go-around that ended when the air-
                                            craft hit trees.  He escaped with serious injuries but both his passengers died in the ensuing fire.