VH-QQA finally departed Chinchilla Airport and returned to Cairns on Friday 20 November via Roma Airport. It completed the journey at an altitude of only 10,000 feet. The significant damage to the aircraft occurred while it was parked at Chinchilla Airport when a massive 'super-cell' thunder storm dropped tennis-ball sized hail over the township.
It is currently unknown as to whether the aircraft will be repaired or if it will be written-off.
UPDATE! As at Friday 1 January 2016, VH-QQA still hasn't taken to the air from Cairns.
All photos taken by Andrew C ©