Case of the missing Fokker data plate

I AM hoping your newspaper and readers might be able to assist our museum.
Nanjing Night Net

In 2008, the Queensland Air Museum acquired a Fokker Friendship aircraft which had been stored at the Tamworth airport since 2001.

With the assistance of a number of Tamworth residents, the aircraft was dismantled and trucked to our museum at Caloundra.

When we took possession of the aircraft, it was missing its original data plate, which would have been installed by Fokker when the aeroplane was built in Holland in 1966.

Around 2007, it was decided, by its then owners, that the aeroplane would be parted-out and scrapped, so this is probably when thedata plate was removed.

I am hoping that someone in Tamworth might have legitimately acquired the plate and that it might be returned to the Queensland Air Museum.

If, on the other hand, it was “creatively acquired”, no questions will be asked!

The plate would be approximately 100mm by 50mm, made of stainless steel and it would show the serial number 10315.

Perhaps one of your readers might be able to help; the Queensland Air Museum will be most appreciative.

Ron Cuskelly

Vice-president and historian

Queensland Air Museum


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