The Dash-8 arrived from parts unknown on Wednesday 2 October and remained parked on the Gladstone Airport apron overnight.
VH-ZZI departed – again for parts unknown – early on Thursday 3 October.
The Dash-8 is operated by Cobham Aviation and is one of a 13-strong fleet of fixed-wing surveillance aircraft, which are supported by several helicopters operating over the Northern half of Australia.
Certainly an unusual, but welcome visitor to Gladstone this week!
Photos taken by Jamie C and Tash C ©