Rainy and windy weather rolling through parts of Central Queensland on Sunday 23 February, saw a pair of scheduled flights bound for Hamilton Island Airport unable to land and forced to divert to other Central Queensland Airports.
Qantas Airways Boeing B737-800 VH-VXD was operating as QFA866 from Sydney to Hamilton Island Airport and was forced to divert to Rockhampton Airport after being unable to land at Hamo following some holding and at least one attempt at landing.
It was spotted below taxiing in and then departing.
After being refuelled, VH-VXD continued up to Hamilton Island Airport where it landed safely.
Virgin Australia Boeing B737-800 VH-YVC was operating as VOZ1281 from Sydney to Hamilton Island Airport and was forced to divert to Mackay Airport after also being unable to land at Hamo also following some holding and at least one attempt at landing.
VH-YVC was also refuelled and continued up to Hamilton Island Airport where it landed safely.
Finally, later on Sunday 23 February, bad weather at the Sunshine Coast forced McDermott Aviation Group / Machjet International Beech B200 King Air P2-LNJ to divert and land at Rockhampton Airport.
The King Air was flying from Cairns to the Sunny Coast but turned around just South of Rocky before heading to Rockhampton Airport where it landed and was parked for the night.
UPDATE! P2-LNJ didn't hang around long, departing Rockhampton Airport for the Sunshine Coast before dawn on Monday 24 February.
All photos taken by 'AC' ©