Late on Friday 1 February, Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) (Cobham SAR Services Pty Ltd) Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet VH-XNC was noted arriving into Longreach Airport after completing a five-hour flight from Cairns. It appears to have conducted a search around Normanton and near Winton.
|VH-XNC at Mackay Airport yesterday (File photo)|
After taking on fuel, VH-XNC, which was heard to be using the radio callsign "Rescue 440", departed Longreach Airport and again headed towards Winton before it returned to Cairns.
Photo taken by 'JM' ©