Regional Express travellers embarking on Albury to Sydney flight after loss of propeller maintain their humour and look on the bright side.

Not too fussed: Angus Australia director Mike Gadd, of Walwa, was not overly concerned at the risks of flying Rex after Friday's mid-air propeller loss. He was flying to a meeting in Sydney. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

Not too fussed: Angus Australia director Mike Gadd, of Walwa, was not overly concerned at the risks of flying Rex after Friday's mid-air propeller loss. He was flying to a meeting in Sydney. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

REGIONAL Express passengers mixed nerves and calmness as they prepared to take the same route which ended with a propeller shearing off a Rex plane last week.

Regular Albury visitor Lynne Tremayne joked she would just have a drink before boarding the afternoon flight to Sydney.

“Over the years we’ve done a lot of flying and had a plane on fire and door flying open in Egypt, but if your time’s up your time’s up,” she said.

Que sera sera: Sydneysider Barbara Jansen was more bothered by the Border's humid weather than any possible drama flying with Regional Express. She had spent time in Albury visiting family as well as going to Culcairn.

Que sera sera: Sydneysider Barbara Jansen was more bothered by the Border's humid weather than any possible drama flying with Regional Express. She had spent time in Albury visiting family as well as going to Culcairn.

Sydney’s Barbara Jansen said it was “certainly unusual, but they’ve checked the aircraft so thoroughly it’s probably more reliable”.

Walwa beef cattle breeder Mike Gadd said that “It’s similar to when there’s been a terror report or a terror thing, it’s best to go after an event because everything is checked out”. 

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