You may notice in the photo above that the weather in Central Queensland is not great again - in fact with Clermont receiving around 60mm of rain in 24 hours, some of the Skytrans Dash-8 fly-in fly-out (FIFO) charters scheduled to arrive and depart at Clermont Aerodrome in the morning were diverted to Emerald. It appears these then departed to Brisbane direct.
There were other disruptions for both passengers flying in and out of Moranbah Airport. As was the case a few weeks ago, on Tuesday 10 July, I believe no aircraft managed to land at the Airport during the day. Several QantasLink RPT and FIFO flights from Brisbane to Moranbah were noted diverting to Mackay Airport, while others flew directly from Brisbane to Mackay using 'strange' flight numbers. Information suggests that some of these affected aircraft - VH-QOW VH-QOE, VH-QOT, and VH-QOV - then 'positioned' back to Brisbane from Mackay.