Once again, it appears that the passengers from VH-MMC then joined Hinterland Aviation Cessna 208 Caravan VH-NDC, which was earlier noted arriving direct from Rockhampton Airport as HND312. VH-NDC then departed as HND313 up to the Labona Station Airstrip within Adani Australia's (Bravus Mining & Resources) Carmichael Coal Mine site. It then returned to Rocky but as HND314.
Later in the day, VH-NDC returned to Clermont Aerodrome from Rockhampton Airport and Labona as HND330/331 before returning to Rockhampton Airport as HND3311. While VH-MMC departed Clermont Aerodrome and returned to its Sunshine Coast base.
Around the same time, also at Clermont Aerodrome, also on Wednesday 9 December, Brescon (Toowoomba) Beech B200 King Air VH-WXN touched down from Toowoomba-Wellcamp. It is due to return to Wellcamp early on Thursday 10 December.
While noted visiting the Newlands Coal Mine site near Glenden early on Wednesday 9 December was Koolardie Aviation Aerospatiale AS.350BA Squirrel helicopter VH-EGI which visited from its Townsville base.
Meanwhile, another familiar pair of aircraft to visit the region, also on Wednesday 9 December were Machjet (Machjet International) Cessna 525A Citation CJ2 bizjet VH-ZIY and Hawker Beechcraft B200 King Air VH-ZSY.
VH-ZIY flew from the Sunshine Coast to the Gold Coast and then Hamilton Island Airport before then returning to the Goldie and continuing to Sydney. While VH-ZSY looked to visit Biloela / Thangool Airport from Archerfield.