Thursday, 6 March 2014

RAAF KC-30 Tanker Missed Approach at Cairns

This afternoon, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Airbus KC-30A MRTT A39-002 conducted a missed approach at Cairns Airport.

The KC-30A, one of five in the RAAF's fleet, departed RAAF Base Amberley (YAMB) and headed north to Cairns. Upon finals to Runway 15, the tanker conducted a missed approach and tracked back to RAAF Base Amberley (YAMB).

Below are photos of the event as it played out:

 
The modified A330-200 on approach to Runway 15

 
The KC-30A going missed



 
And back to Amberley
 
All five of the RAAF's KC-30A's are operated by No.33 Squadron at RAAF Base Amberley.
 
 
Andrew

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