Saturday, December 4, 2010

Antonov 124 Returns to Rockhampton Airport

Antonov 124 RA-82074 returned to Rockhampton late on Thursday 2 December. After being forced to conduct two missed approaches due to poor visability caused by rain, the giant freighter landed about 9pm local.

During Friday the plane was loaded with the remaining Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Aerospatiale AS335M Super Puma helicopters that were being returned home to Singapore.

The Antonov departed Rockhampton in the early hours of Saturday 4 December for Cairns and then Singapore.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday 30 November, Ben O visited Rockhampton Airport and provides the following fantastic photos of the Antonov 124 preparing to load the RSAF Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters and one Super Puma helicopter which were then uplifted to Singapore earlier in the week.

Before loading could take place, a tyre change was made - Antonov style!!

Also, you can see, the weather has been quite poor in Central Queensland this week.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the photos of the Antonov with the RSAF AH64D.