Politics

Nov 27, 2007

One engine gone, REX flies on to Sydney

The first acid test of the next Minister for Transport could involve REX and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, writes Ben Sandilands.

Elton John’s pilot’s unfamiliarity with Brisbane Airport aside (see today’s "Tips and rumours"), the first acid test of the next Minister for Transport could involve REX and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

Last Thursday a REX turbo-prop flight between Wagga Wagga and Sydney made most of the trip lower and slower than the passengers on board expected when its right hand engine was shut down after takeoff.

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