VH-PPJ had earlier flown into Rocky from its Cairns base and after taking on fuel, departed out to sea.
After landing back at Rockhampton Airport, the crew of VH-PPJ were heard to suggest that a relieft crew was being flown from Cairns and indeed later on Friday 25 November, McDermott Aviation Group / Machjet International Beech B200 King Air VH-WJK arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Cairns.
Soon after, both VH-WJK and VH-PPJ returned to Cairns.
It is not believed that any other aircraft are involved with the search around the Capricorn Coast region.
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