Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Red dust sweeps over Onslow, Australia

Another stunning dust storm swept through Onslow yesterday, causing a flight to be diverted and coating the town in Pindan sand.

Winds of nearly 70km/h whipped up an imposing wall of orange that hit Onslow about 5.30pm.

A Skywest flight from Perth to Onslow had to change course because of the dust.

The flight left Perth at 2.30pm and was forced to divert to Learmonth Airport, eventually returning to Onslow just before 8pm.