It appears to have arrived into the sugar city earlier in the morning from the Gold Coast.
Soon after the sun had set, VH-PPD was due to return to the Gold Coast, however on departure from Mackay Airport, it completed a local flight including several missed approach and overshoots. After landing, it appears that VH-PPD might be staying at Mackay Airport for the night.
UPDATE! Indeed VH-PPD did stay at Mackay Airport for the night with it noted departing back to the Gold Coast on Thursday 26 September.
Meanwhile, also noted visiting Mackay Airport, also on Wednesday 25 September, was the Queensland Government Airwing (State of Queensland) Raytheon B300 Super King Air VH-SGQ. It arrived from Cairns and Townsville and later departed to Brisbane.
Of interest, VH-SGQ was noted visiting Emerald Airport on Monday 23 September.
Sincere thanks to local plane spotter 'JM' for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!
All photos taken by 'JM' ©