VH-FNQ Fokker F.27-4108
VH-FNQ arrived in Australia after its
delivery flight from Holland on 24 December 1966. It
immediately entered service. Like many of its ilk it had a
of different liveries over the
years. The above shot by George Canciani shows it on finals
to Tullarmarine in May 1952.
photo below at Essendon was somewhat earlier, circa
photo no 3 taken at Ballarat in February 1987. -FNQ was loaned
(leased?) to SAFE
Air in New Zealand in
December 1989 and later to Ansett New Zealand where it became
returned to Australia in 1996 for Independent Air Freighters on lease.
the bottom of the page shows it at Essendon in December 1987 with 'The
ian' newspaper titling and
registered VH-WAN. It is now owned by the Queensland
who hope to restore as a it non-flying museum piece.