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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27077
Last updated: 29 October 2019
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Date:04-DEC-1974
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
Owner/operator:United Air Services
Registration: VH-EJE
C/n / msn: 31-585
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Barrow Island, Western Australia -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Barrow Island, WA (BWB/YBWX)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Substantially damaged 4 December 1974 when crashed on take off from Barrow Island, Western Australia. As the aircraft was almost new (first registered as VH-EJE 8 April 1974) it was repaired, and returned to service. Still currently registered (from 3 April 2012) to a new owner in Wagga Wagga, NSW

Sources:

1. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1974/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-australia-2/]
2. https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/7371825
3. http://www.regosearch.com/aircraft/au/EJE
4. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1384643

VH-EJE (16420608568) Wagga Air Centre (VH-EJE) Piper PA-31-310 Navajo taxiing at Wagga Wagga Airport

Images:

Photo of VH-EJE courtesy AirHistory.net


Adelaide - Parafield (YPPF)
18 August 1984; (c) David Tanner (via Daniel Tanner)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
25-Apr-2014 03:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Sep-2017 17:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]
21-Sep-2017 17:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
29-Oct-2019 18:08 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]

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