Photographed by local plane spotters Michael F, and Jamie and Tash on Saturday 12 April was Emergency Management Queensland (EMQ) Agusta AW139 rescue helicopter VH-ESZ.
The chopper touched down at Gladstone from Archerfield.
After taking on fuel, VH-ESZ departed North to Mackay. It was heard to be using its 'usual' radio callsign of "Rescue 500".
It was expected that the helicopter was to continue North-bound to assist with the clean-up and relief effort after Tropical Cyclone Ita passed through Far North Queensland.
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Photos taken by Michael Fleetwood & Jamie and Tash ©