VH-BIL was registered in October 1962 but came to grief soon after. In August 1963 it was reregistered VH-BIE but it is not known if it flew in these markings or even wore them. In September 1965 it was reregistered again as VH-GGL, which may have marked completion of repairs.
Struck off the register in 1953 after being damaged in a cyclone at Winning Pool Station, Western Australia, on March 22 that year. Remains rediscovered in 1981. Returned to the register in 1996, took a further 23 years to be fully restored. Markings are those it wore in April 1931 when C.W.A Scott broke the UK-Australia solo record.
Junkers sent this new floatplane as a rescue aircraft in support of Roald Amundsen's planned flight across the North Pole from Alaska to Svalbard. Amundsen cancelled his flight but D-260, named Eisvogel, was still shipped from Tromsø to Svalbard on 1 July 1923 to make some flights in the archipelago. Perspektivet Museum photo PEM-BYM-N00244.
This aircraft was leased to Air West Express as ST-AWA 1993-01-10 and was sadly written off in an off airport emergency landing, near Addis Ababa 1993-03-23, due to fuel starvation after having strayed off course. Luckily all crew and passengers survived.