Aircraft Photo of VH-PRJ | Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain | Pilbara Air Services | AirHistory.net #53445
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VH-PRJ
Aircraft Original Type:Piper PA-31 Navajo/Chieftain/Cheyenne
Aircraft Generic Type:Piper PA-31 Navajo/Chieftain/Mojave/Cheyenne
Aircraft Version:Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
C/n (msn):31-7305064
Operator / Titles:Pilbara Air Services
Location
City / Airport:Wittenoom (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YWIT   IATA: WIT   Local: YWIT   Other: -
 
Photo Date:16 July 1977
Photo by:Roger McDonald (via David Carter)
Photo ID: 53445
Photo Comment

VH-PRJ was written off after a rejected takeoff at Nhill, Victoria, on July 25, 2005 resulted in it overrunning the runway. Photo taken at Wittenoom. The town once had a large population (peaked at 20,000) because of the nearby asbestos mines. Mining, the town and the airport were abandoned when the seriousness of the health problems caused by the mineral became known. Mine tailings were used as landfill in the town but despite this a few people have remained. At last count it had three residents.

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