Regional Express plane catches fire in the air and flies 40 minutes with just one engine before …

Regional Express plane catches fire in the air and flies 40 minutes with only one engine before making a frightening emergency landing

  • Firefighters met the REX aircraft at Merimbula Airport, on the south coast of NSW
  • An emergency call was made around 8.10 am before flying with one engine
  • The plane traveled from Sydney to Merimbula and landed safely
  • The fear of Thursday night comes after a REX flight in 2017 lost a propeller in the air
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A Regional Express aircraft flew in the middle of the flight on Thursday evening, before flying for more than 40 minutes with just one engine.

An emergency call was made around 8.10 am, before fire fighters met the REX aircraft at Merimbula Airport, on the south coast of NSW.

NSW Fire and Rescue Merimbula station captain Brett Mitchell confirmed that the engine of the SAAB 340B aircraft caught fire during the flight.

The plane, which traveled from Sydney to Merimbula, landed safely with 19 passengers and three crew members.

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A Regional Express aircraft flew in the middle of the flight on Thursday evening, before flying for more than 40 minutes with just one engine

A Regional Express aircraft flew in the middle of the flight on Thursday evening, before flying for more than 40 minutes with just one engine

The plane, which traveled from Sydney to Merimbula, landed safely with 19 passengers and three crew members when the fire brigade met them at the airport

The plane, which traveled from Sydney to Merimbula, landed safely with 19 passengers and three crew members when the fire brigade met them at the airport

The plane, which traveled from Sydney to Merimbula, landed safely with 19 passengers and three crew members when the fire brigade met them at the airport

Passenger Vicki Hodges shared her horrific experience on social media.

& # 39; I just had the most frightening experience of my life flying home from Sydney from Rex ZL139, & # 39; she wrote.

& # 39; Engine has just blown up from Moruya, so 40 minutes flew on one engine. The beautiful pilots brought us home safely. (Praying emoji) Much done & # 39 ;.

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NSW Fire and Rescue Eden said that the pilots of the aircraft extinguished the engine fire.

NSW Fire and Rescue Eden said that the pilots of the aircraft extinguished the engine fire

NSW Fire and Rescue Eden said that the pilots of the aircraft extinguished the engine fire

NSW Fire and Rescue Eden said that the pilots of the aircraft extinguished the engine fire

The aircraft made several circuits across the ocean for Tathra before finally landing successfully.

A spokeswoman for the NSW Ambulance said that all passengers were assessed on the spot and luckily no one was taken to the hospital.

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REX confirmed that the flight in the air & # 39; had a cockpit designation associated with the correct engine of the aircraft & # 39 ;.

& # 39; Pilots carried out the prescribed procedures and landed safely and without incident at Merimbula Aipro & # 39 ;, a spokesperson said The Daily Telegraph.

Fire and Rescue NSW, the Rural Fire Service, police and paramedics were all on site.

There are reports that passengers on tomorrow's REX flight will receive reports that their flight has been canceled.

The fear of Thursday night comes after a REX flight in 2017 lost a propeller in the air.

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The REX flight from Albury to Sydney made an emergency landing after the propeller had fallen, making homes in southwest Sydney almost disappeared.

The aircraft made several circuits across the ocean for Tathra before finally landing successfully

The aircraft made several circuits across the ocean for Tathra before finally landing successfully

The aircraft made several circuits across the ocean for Tathra before finally landing successfully

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