A local passenger plane has made an emergency getting at Sydney Airport after a propeller reportedly fell off during strategy.
The Regional Exhibit flight from Albury to Questionnaire – carrying 16 passengers plus three crew – made the pan call on Friday afternoon in order to was about 20 kilometres from the airport terminal.
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The crew from the Saab 340 said the propeller assembly had “ dislodged”, Municipal Aviation Safety Authority spokesman Philip Gibson told AAP, while pictures of the plane on the ground show the appropriate propeller had fallen off completely.
The Rex plane made the emergency landing regarding 12. 05pm on Friday right after it lost the propeller around 6, 000 feet.
Sydney Airport and Rex Air carriers both confirmed that the aircraft arrived safely despite the failed propeller.
The Rex Airlines spokeswoman said that there were fortunately no accidents as a result of the emergency landing.
The airline’ s spokeswoman confirmed the aircraft experienced difficulties with its propellers, but the exact reason for the aircraft’ s failure has been yet to be determined.
She said the airline had been investigating and would have more information because it became available.
The Aussie Transport Safety Bureau assigned 3 investigators to the case, the DASAR report.
With the analysis, they hope to determine whether there is a possible defect in all SAAB 340B aircrafts or if it was just the a single aircraft.
The propeller which was lost mid-air has not however been found but investigators state it will be an important piece in the analysis.
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