SAAB 340 Loses Prop in Flight

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DJTorrente
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SAAB 340 Loses Prop in Flight

Postby DJTorrente » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:01 pm

http://fortune.com/2017/03/17/australia ... y-landing/

You were just talking about this type of incident, right?
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Re: SAAB 340 Loses Prop in Flight

Postby Mark59 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:14 pm

The SAAB 340 prop was found just south west of Sydney .Missing SAAB 340 propeller located

ATSB and NSW Police Force

Updated: 22 March 2017

ATSB senior transport safety investigators Aaron Holman (left) and Max Marton with the SAAB 340 propeller that detached from the engine on a Rex flight from Albury to Sydney on 17 March.

The propeller was lifted from its position in bushland near Revesby, south-west of Sydney, to a nearby field using a PolAir helicopter.

It was then transported by truck for storage at a NSW Police Aviation Support Branch facility at Bankstown where ATSB investigators will continue their investigation into the incident.

ATSB senior transport safety investigators Aaron Holman (left) and Max Marton with the SAAB 340 propeller
The propeller assembly detached from the engine on a flight from Albury to Sydney on 17 March
Source: Australian Transport Safety Bureau



21 March 2017

The detached propeller from the Regional Express (REX) SAAB 340 was located by NSW Police at around noon today.

The propeller was located by NSW Police helicopter PolAir1 in an area of bushland near Revesby in Sydney’s south-west.

The ATSB is now working with NSW Police to recover the 100kg propeller assembly in preparation for examination.

Since the propeller assembly detached from the engine on a flight from Albury to Sydney on 17 March, the ATSB has been calculating its likely trajectory, using data from the aircraft’s flight data recorder. The propeller was located in an area broadly consistent with the ATSB’s calculations.

The ATSB investigation team will examine the propeller assembly to determine the contributing factors that led to its detachment from the aircraft.

ATSB Chief Commissioner Greg Hood thanked NSW Police for their ongoing cooperation with locating and recovering the propeller.

More information about this incident and the ATSB’s investigation is available on the ATSB’s website.

Link to the PolAir1 vision.


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