Sometimes you could see strange combinations of colours and registrations at the Fokker plant. This Friendship was supposed to be delivered to MVA but after they cancelled it it went to Libya. The result is a Libyan registration on a aircraft in the colours of an American airline.
VH-DRD crashed at Mooraberrie Station, Queensland, on January 11, 1952. Useful parts were salvaged but the airframe was abandoned. In 1980 the remains were recovered to Mount Isa to become a memorial to the Royal Flying Doctor Service using the fuselage of -DRD and components from VH-AZN c/n 5017. It has received little maintenance since it was mounted on a pedestal and despite plans to move it to Cloncurry for restoration, was still at Mount Isa in February 2018.
During the 1980s the annual Open Days at the Watsonia Army Base in Melbourne were always well-supported by an air element, including RAAF Chinooks of 12 Squadron. A15-012 was present at the 1981 display. Delivered new to the RAAF in March 1974, it was returned to the USA in September 1993 in a remanufacturing deal with Boeing and upgraded to CH-47D standard for the US Army, serial 93-934.