VH-FVZ was reportedly loaded and preparing to depart when the storm passed through. It sustained damage to a wing following an incident where the winds moved the ATR while it was parked on the Airport apron.
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VH-FVZ has not been able to fly since this date, and on a visit to Moranbah Airport last Wednesday 2 December, I captured a couple of photos as it remains parked 'out of the way' at the Northern end of the Airport apron.
The extent of the damage to the aircraft is not known - as is when the aircraft will take to the air again.
Of interest, QantasLink Dash-8-Q400 VH-QOB departed two days after the storm and has resumed normal service.
Meanwhile, another dramatic photo to come out after the storm on Monday 16 November showed a pair of locally based Cessna aircraft had been flipped over and were resting on their roofs.
Last Wednesday 2 December, I was also able to capture a couple of photos of Cessna 172 VH-ELE and Cessna 150 VH-PKU which are both showing signs of substantial damage.
Nearby was Cessna 172 VH-BXR which was also damaged and reportedly ended up in a ditch as a result of the storm.
If there was one good thing to come from the storms - and subsequent storms in the region - the Moranbah Airport grounds are looking nice and green!
It was also nice to finally note that all the recent carpark works have been completed with a new long-term carpark opened to complement an expanded short-term carpark and passenger drop-off and pick-up area.
It was a quick but very nice visit for me!