The day start with the morning JetGo Australia JG70 service from Sydney to Gladstone being delayed due to a technical issue with the operating aircraft - VH-JGB. It appeared that fellow JetGo E-135 VH-JZG was summoned to Sydney from Brisbane and operated a somewhat delayed JG70 service, touching down at Gladstone around 11am.
|VH-JGB at Gladstone Sunday (File photo taken by Anthony Schulz ©)|
VH-JZG departed back to Sydney as JG71 soon after, and has just been noted operating the evening JG78/79 service from and back to Sydney.
During the afternoon, the QJE1712 service from Brisbane, operated by Cobham Aviation Boeing B717-200 VH-NXR on behalf of QantasLink, was forced to turnaround near Bundaberg and return to Brisbane with a technical issue.
VH-NXR landed safely and reports suggest the aircraft was met by several engineers.
Finally, as this post is being written, Alliance Airlines Fokker F-100 VH-FKJ is winging its way to Gladstone from Brisbane as UTY2668, presumably operating for QantasLink.
|VH-FKJ at Rockhampton Airport (File photo taken by 'IAD' ©)|
It is due to depart back to Brisbane as UTY2669, however I've noted that there is significant storm activity around Gladstone at this time so a landing and departure could be a challenge.