Tuesday, September 9, 2014

REX SAAB 340B VH-ZLW Finally Departs Gladstone Airport as Bechtel Falcon Bizjet N980SF Arrives

After touching down at Gladstone Airport on Saturday 6 September, Regional Express (REX) SAAB 340B VH-ZLW has finally departed Gladstone Airport.  It encountered an engineering problem after a planned departure early on Monday 8 September.

File photo

Reports suggest that the SAAB was fully loaded, and then taxied away before lining up on Gladstone Airport's Runway 10.  After a period of time, it taxied back to the terminal and unloaded all its passengers and freight.

VH-ZLW was later noted receiving attention on the Eastern end of Gladstone Airport.

On Tuesday 9 September, VH-ZLW was 'scheduled' to depart at 12pm midday, however, it didn't actually depart back to Brisbane as PFY9309 at about 4pm.

Meanwhile, noted touching down early on Tuesday 9 September was Bechtel-operated Dassault Falcon 900EX bizjet N980SF.

File photo taken by Jamie C  ©

The frequent visitor to the industrial city touched down from Brisbane, where it had earlier arrived from overseas.

At the time of writing, it remains parked at Gladstone Airport, with a reported departure some time on Thursday 11 September.

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