Friday, October 4, 2013

A Small Drama at Gladstone Airport Wednesday Night Caught on Camera!

Local plane spotters Michael F, and Jamie C and Tash C captured the drama at Gladstone Airport late on Wednesday 2 October as QantasLink Dash-8-Q400 VH-QOH – operating as QLK2307 to Brisbane – turned down the closed main taxiway and couldn't get out!

As we've posted this week, Gladstone was playing host to a pair of Bechtel Dassault Falcon 900EX bizjets, N970SF and N980SF, which were parked on the taxiway during their stay in the port city.


Eventually, VH-QOH shut its engines down, and the passengers were off-loaded onto fellow Dash-8-Q400 VH-QOC which eventually flew the last leg of the QLK2307 service from Cairns to Brisbane - via Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton and Gladstone.

Meanwhile, VH-QOH sat on the taxiway for the night, and then early on Thursday 3 October, in a sight rarely seen, VH-QOH reversed up the taxiway under its own power until it got to a position where it could taxi back to a parking bay on the Gladstone Airport apron.


VH-QOH eventually departed Gladstone as QLK2331 to Brisbane without any more problems.

Thanks Michael, Jamie and Tash for sending through their great photos from Gladstone Airport!

Photos taken by Michael Fleetwood, Jamie C and Tash C  ©

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