Regional Express Saab 340 lost propellor in flight and then made a safe landing at Sydney Airport

This morning a Regional Express (REX) Saab 340 operating flight ZL768 (VH-NRX) from Albury to Sydney with 16 passengers and 3 crew lost a propeller in flight and then made a safe landing at Sydney Airport.

Australia’s TSB reported the occurrence was rated a serious incident. Three investigators with expertise in materials failure engineering have been dispatched on site. The ATSB urges anyone who finds a piece of suspected aircraft debris NOT to handle it.

The aircraft seen after landing (Photo: Australian Aircraft Spotters/Grahame Hutchison):

Report in The Aviation Herald:


Bart Noëth: Since 1996, I have been working in the Belgian airline industry, from a weekend job as a cabin aircraft cleaner to a flight attendant. After the demise of Sabena - in 2001, I created a website called, originally a meeting place for plane spotters and aviation freaks. Since 2017, the website changed into a professional news site. Next to aviation, I love to travel, wine and dine and enjoy my time off(-line) with my girlfriend, friends and family. My favourite football squad is KV Mechelen, I am an Ironman 70.3 finisher and my ambition is to complete a full Ironman.
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