Flight data on Flightaware.com shows a Nurtanio Aviocar twin-prop plane from the Oakey Army Aviation Base has been circling Toowoomba for three to four hours each day since Sunday.
Flight data on Flightaware.com shows a Nurtanio Aviocar twin-prop plane from the Oakey Army Aviation Base has been circling Toowoomba for three to four hours each day since Sunday. Contributed

SOLVED: Mystery of plane circling Toowoomba skies

RESIDENTS may have noticed a plane which circled Toowoomba skies for hours and hours each day last week.

According to plane watching website Flightaware, the plane, a Nurtanio Aviocar twin propeller, turned up from Bankstown last Sunday after starting its journey that morning at HMAS Albatross, a navy base in Nowra on the New South Wales south coast.

It the landed at the Oakey Army Aviation Base at 3.43pm.

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It spent almost three hours in the air on Monday morning and took off for another flight lasting about three and a half hours that afternoon.

The pattern continued throughout the week, with another three-hour flight this morning.

The Chronicle contacted the Department of Defence and a spokesman said it was a normal testing procedure.

"The aircraft you inquired about is contracted to Defence and is conducting testing and calibration of its systems. It's a normal procedure for these systems to be tested."


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