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Plane’s propeller disintegrated on takeoff from Kamarang airstrip.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 July 2021, 19:42 by Denis Chabrol

The propeller for a single-engine Cessna plane on Thursday disintegrated  on takeoff at the Kamarang Airstrip, sources said.

The sources said no one was injured.

The aircraft, bearing registration marking 8R-DAC,  is owned by Orlando Charles’ Domestic Airways. It was being piloted by a Nicaraguan man whose only name that is immediately available is Herbert

Sources said the plane was was shuttling in the Region 7 area between Aricheng and Kamarang

Domestic Airways lost a Cessna 2016 in a fatal accident two years ago at Eteringbang.

This is the second aircraft incident in as many days, the first being a runway excursion of a Cessna Caravan, owned by BK Aviation, at Eteringbang.  Well-placed sources said that plane has been mostly likely written off because the plane’s right wing hit the runway and bent the fuselage.

A preliminary theory is that one of the wheels seemed to have had a tiny puncture from which air escaped rapidly while the plane was airborne.