Sunday, August 19, 2018

Helimission (Indonesia) Bell 206L-4 Long Ranger PK-HME Spotted Passing Through Gladstone Airport

An interesting helicopter to be spotted passing through Central Queensland on Saturday 18 August was Indonesian-registered Bell 206L-4 Long Ranger PK-HME.  The chopper is (was?) one of several operated by helicopter aid organisation, Helimission, in Papua, Indonesia and is used on SOS and other humanitarian relief missions in the region.

PK-HME initially looked to call into Mackay Airport before continuing South and being photographed arriving into Gladstone Airport.  After taking on fuel it appears to have continued further to the South.

To find out more about Helimission visit their website:

Thanks to local plane spotter Michael F for taking the time to capture and send through this great photo of a great little visitor to CQ!

Photo taken by Michael Fleetwood  ©

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