The ATR - which usually calls in and out of Mackay before dawn during the week - had unfortunately broken down after touching down on schedule from Brisbane as TFX26.
Engineers were then seen inspecting one of the engines and reports suggest that VH-TOX may have had problems with "instrumentation".
To make up for the break down, Toll Freight Metro 23 VH-HPE positioned from Townsville to Mackay and departed to Cairns as TFX703, while fellow Toll Freight Metro 23 VH-UZN - shown below - positioned to Mackay from Brisbane and later departed to Townsville as TFX706.
Around lunchtime, VH-TOX positioned back to Brisbane as TFX707.
Great to see at least local plane spotter captured the ATR! Thanks mate!
All photos taken by 'AC' ©