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Regional Express airline grounds 6 planes

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Sydney: A regional Australian airline has grounded 6 planes from its fleet after a propeller fell off one of them as it approached Sydney airport.

The near-disaster happened on Friday, with the crew shutting down the right-hand engine on the Saab 340 plane after “abnormal indications” before the propeller sheared off. Despite the scare, the twin-propeller Regional Express (Rex) plane carrying 16 passengers and three crew landed safely.

The airline said that while investigations were underway, it would remove from service all planes using similar propeller gearboxes and shafts, accounting for 6 planes from its fleet of 55. The propeller has yet to be found.

Source by: Internet

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