A REX plane flying out of Merimbula made an emergency landing at Moruya airport after one of its engines stopped working mid-flight this morning.
REX flight ZL114 was delayed for half-an-hour before leaving Merimbula around 7am.
Ten minutes out of Moruya, an engine warning light came on, indicating a fire in the left engine.
Fire extinguishers were automatically released and the engine was shut down.
Passengers noticed the left-hand propeller stopped spinning, a slight jolt and clear slowing down.
The plane landed safely in Moruya – on one engine - a short time later and all passengers were told to disembark.
Rural Fire Service crews from Moruya and Broulee, and NSW Fire and Rescue crews attended, assessed the situation and left.
According to Moruya Fire and Rescue, a warning light indicated there was a fire in the engine.
However, the plane landed safely with no evidence of a fire.
Fire crews suspect a faulty sensor was to blame, and was maybe waterlogged.
REX is trying to organise a rescue plane for stranded passengers.