Rex Media Release 16 Dec 08
Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Rex flight ZL219 operating from Ballina to Sydney landed safely in Sydney at 1.03pm after the pilots received an unsafe nose gear indication in the cockpit.

In accordance with procedures, the aircraft conducted a fly past at Sydney Airport where engineers confirmed the nose gear was extended safely and the crew then carried out a normal approach and landing. As a precaution, the passengers were briefed on emergency landing procedures.

All 17 passengers and 3 crew members were met by Rex staff upon arrival.

Regional Express (Rex) is Australia’s largest independent regional airline operating a fleet of 40 Saab 340 aircraft on more than 1,200 flights weekly to 24 destinations from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. The Rex Group comprises Regional Express, air freight and charter operator Pel-Air Aviation and Dubbo based regional airline Air Link, as well as the pilot academy Australian Airline Pilot Academy.