INVESTIGATIONS are underway following an incident that compelled a plan to return to the Canberra Airport. 

The Australian Transport Security Bureau (ATSB) stated the incident involving a Saab 340 turboprop passenger plane occurred throughout take off this morning (November 10).

A ratchet strap that was not faraway from one of many plane’s propellers struck the plane’s fuselage, forcing the aircraft to show again and return to the airport.

The Australian Transport Security Bureau Chief Commissioner Angus Mitchell stated investigations have begun.

“Transport security investigators from the ATSB’s Canberra workplace have deployed to Canberra Airport to examine the plane, to start the method of interviewing the flight crew and passengers, and to collect different related info for the investigation,” he stated.

“The ATSB will publish a remaining report, detailing contributing elements and any recognized questions of safety, on the conclusion of the investigation.”


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Ian Meikle, editor