Qantas Airways Boeing B737-800 VH-VXE made an emergency landing at Rockhampton Airport on Tuesday 29 January while enroute Brisbane to Townsville as QF974. It is believed the crew on board detected problems with the cabin pressurisation, and they elected to descend and land at Rockhampton (where is photographed below by 'IAD').
On Wednesday 30 January, VH-VXE remained on the ground at Rockhampton Airport - as shown in the photo below taken by Rockhampton Plane Spotter Don W early on Wednesday morning.
In the late afternoon, VH-VXE was heard departing Rockhampton Airport as QF6112, bound for Brisbane. Interestingly, its final cruising altitude was 9000 feet.
Photos taken by Don Williams and ‘IAD’ ©