Skytrans Airlines Dash-8-300 VH-QQP (pictured below at Clermont Aerodrome last year) was forced to return to Brisbane Airport shortly after take-off on Monday 4 February. VH-QQP was operating the SKP870 Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) charter flight from Brisbane to Clermont.
VH-QQP reportedly returned to Brisbane only 18 minutes after departure after reporting that it had a minor technical problem. The aircraft was turned around as a precaution and landed back safely at Brisbane at around 5pm.
Dash-8-100 VH-QQI later operated into Clermont as the rescheduled SKP870, joining sisterships VH-QQH and VH-QQM on the ground at Clermont.
They all departed back to Brisbane early on Tuesday 5 February.