Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Broken Down Navy MRH-90 A40-030 Brings Army Chinook A15-202 to Rockhampton Airport

As mentioned below, a pair of Royal Australian Navy (RAN) marked NH Industries MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopters called into Rockhampton Airport late on Monday 16 March.  One of the two choppers - A40-030 - broke down and did not depart, and was photographed below early on Tuesday 17 March.

File photo taken by 'IAD'  ©

Then later on Tuesday 17 March, Australian Army Boeing CH-47D Chinook Helicopter A15-202 was sent ot Rockhampton Airport from Townsville with parts and personnel in order to get the MRH-90 back in the air.

A15-202 was noted to be using the radio callsign of "Brahman 202" and departed back to Townsville a little later in the afternoon.

The MRH-90 was last sighted performing engine runs at Rockhampton Airport.

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