Friday, 17 March 2017

REX (Regional EXpress) looses prop mid air

A Regional Express (REX) aircraft with 19 people on board (16 passengers and 3 crew) issued a PAN PAN PAN after the right propeller assembly detached over southern suburbs of Sydney early this morning. The aircraft, a SAAB 340, was travelling from Albury (YMAY) to Sydney (YSSY) and was 19klms south of the airport when the incident happened, the aircraft continued on and landed safely in Sydney.

REX SAAB 340 VH-NRX (CN 340B-291)                      File Photo

Aircraft Details are:
Aircraft Type: SAAB 340B
Registration: VH-NRX
Serial Number: 340B-291
Flight Number: ZL768
First Flight: 25/3/1992  (with Business Express N362BE)

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