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Sydney Airline Grounds 5 Planes After Propeller Drops Off

Five Regional Express Airlines passenger planes had been grounded as a precaution after a near disaster in which a propeller fell off an airliner as it approached Sydney Airport, the Australian airline said on Monday. A Saab 340 carrying 19 passengers and crew landed safely in Sydney on Friday after one of its two propellers fell off over Sydney's southwest fringe. The Sydney-based airline, also known as Rex, said it had grounded another five of its fleet of 55 Saab 340s because...

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