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SA Airlink JS41 sheds a blade, cabin punctured

Old 4th Jan 2022, 18:36
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SA Airlink JS41 sheds a blade, cabin punctured

A SA Airlink Jetstream JS-41, registration ZS-NRJ performing a charter flight from Johannesburg to Venetia Mine (South Africa), was on approach to Venetia Mine when a bird impacted the right hand propeller causing one of the blades to separate and penetrate the cabin. The aircraft continued for a safe landing.
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Old 4th Jan 2022, 18:46
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Holly Sh!t..
Glad the pax survived it, close call would be an understatement..

Reminds me of a DC-6 that shed a blade on an inboard motor, it went through the cabin and took out the opposite inboard as well,

If those seats were occupied the pax should buy lotto tickets immediately.
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Old 4th Jan 2022, 18:52
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Originally Posted by TowerDog View Post
Holly Sh!t..
Glad the pax survived it, close call would be an understatement..

Reminds me of a DC-6 that shed a blade on an inboard motor, it went through the cabin and took out the opposite inboard as well,

If those seats were occupied the pax should buy lotto tickets immediately.
I thought a DC-6 was a piston engined aircraft.
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Originally Posted by terrain safe View Post
I thought a DC-6 was a piston engined aircraft.
Look at the pictures , I do not thing that turboprops are any less or more likely to shed a propellor blade than an piston engine aircraft
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Old 4th Jan 2022, 20:26
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Never sit in line with the props!
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Old 4th Jan 2022, 22:47
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Interesting to see the wood in the propeller.
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Old 5th Jan 2022, 01:26
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Nice that it was composite and got stopped at the opposite fuselage wall before doing mischief to the opposite engine.
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Originally Posted by N707ZS View Post
Interesting to see the wood in the propeller.
aka "Natural Composite"
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Old 5th Jan 2022, 09:33
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I'm amazed they have wooden props. My turboprop exposure has been limited to king airs which have either metal or carbon fibre props. Do many turboprops have wooden blades?
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Losing props was a feature of the big piston days, PanAm Statocruiser ditching enroute west coast to Hawaii being one of the more famous, another example was the B-29 pictured below, prop overspeed on number #4, prop came off and took out #3 and #2 while also slicing through the fuselage severing the captains controls. Shortly after the #4 prop problem began by good fortune they dropped the Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket they were carrying, the pilot would have been killed when the prop came off. Co-pilot took control and made a safe single engine landing, some unknown by the name of Neil Armstrong. In the mans own words at 6:20.



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