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Just days after a mid-air emergency that saw a propellor snap off a Rex aircraft, the airline has responded by grounding five of its similar model planes.
The mishap has been described as a catastrophic failure of an area of metal that had been fatigued. Luckily the plane, which departed Albury, was able to safely land after the pilot shut off the engine and decreased altitude.
The Transport Safety Bureau is investigating what could have caused the incident.
Rex has responded by grounding a further five of its fleet of 50 planes.
According to 7 News, an additional plane has been forced to return to Sydney due to pressurisation issues.