Clive Palmer’s jet flies into Bundaberg


Clive Palmer's private jet touched down at Bundaberg Airport yesterday, according to plane spotters, but the political aspirant wasn't aboard.

The plane spotting blog says Mr Palmer's private, Cayman Islands-registered, Hawker Beechcraft 4000 Horizon bizjet VP-CPP was observed visiting both Gladstone and Bundaberg Airports.

Clive Palmer, leader of the United Australia Party
Clive Palmer. Source: Twitter

“VP-CPP flew down to Gladstone Airport from Townsville before it then continued to Bundaberg Airport. It returned to Townsville from Bundy around sunset,” the website reports.

“It appears that Clive Palmer took delivery VP-CPP in the middle of January after the sleek bizjet arrived on the Gold Coast (where it is currently based) from the United States of America.”

The Hawker 4000, originally known as the Hawker Horizon, is a super-midsize business jet developed by Hawker Beechcraft (formerly Raytheon Aircraft Company).

Mr Palmer is leader of the United Australia Party. His profile adorns billboards along the Bruce Highway as he gears up to contest the upcoming federal election.