Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Photos of Damaged Skytrans Dash-8-100 VH-QQA at Cairns Airport Last Week

Andrew C from the fantastic Cairns Airport Plane Spotting Blog has shared with us these dramatic photos he captured at Cairns Airport on Friday 27 November of the damage sustained by Skytrans Dash-8-100 VH-QQA when it was caught in a massive hail storm at Chinchilla Airport on Wednesday 28 October.

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.

Thanks mate!

All photos taken by Andrew C  ©

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