Aviation enthusiasts at Alice Springs have been treated to the sight of a Russian Antonov 74-200 at the city’s airport since December 22.
It was understood that the UT Air cargo aircraft arrived in Australia on December 20 on a diplomatic mission from Kuala Lumpur, first landing in Broome and then onwards to Canberra.
On December 22, the aircraft, registration RA-74013, left Canberra bound for Jakarta via Alice Springs and Broome.
However, it made it only as far as Alice Springs Airport. The aircraft was believed to waiting for spare parts.