The smallest Dash-8 type aircraft in the QantasLink fleet - capable of carrying 36 passengers - was a rare visitor into Gladstone on this occasion due to the breakdown of a Cobham Aviation-operated Boeing B717-200.
Visits into Central Queensland of QantasLink Dash-8-200s are becoming quite rare - there are currently only five in active service with QantasLink - and they generally operate into Biloela / Thangool Airport and sometimes Roma and Bundaberg Airports. They also fly QantasLink's services to and from Lord Howe Island out of Brisbane and Sydney.
Some great photos from Central Queensland's premier aviation photographer, and we thank him sincerely for taking the time to send them through!
All photos taken by Jamie C ©