Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Virgin Blue Jet aborts landing at Rockhampton Airport due to Bad Weather

Wild weather has caused a recent Virgin Blue flight from Brisbane to Rockhampton to abandon its landing.

On Saturday 5 March, the pilot pulled out of the descent during a violent storm and headed back to Brisbane, leaving scores of passengers stranded at Rockhampton Airport.

The plane was reportedly battered by gale force winds as it started its approach. The pilot reportedly told his passengers it was too risky to attempt to land because of poor visibility.

The flight, which had been due to arrive in Rockhampton at 7.40pm, was almost full and the passengers were taken to a Brisbane hotel by bus, and given $50 food vouchers.

They completed their journey to Rockhampton Sunday morning.

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