From the flight trackI wonder if they will post a reward for the missing propeller
If so, it begs the question, why hasn't it been found yesterday?Hard to tell but from the speed and altitude profile i would say 11.49.
They had issues and they replaced the aircraft. Which seems to me to be a much better outcome than 'had issues, went anyway'. Of course, you'd probably never know in that case....My only fear of flying is propeller failure or more specifically siting adjacent to the propeller in a turbo prop. Last year I had two pre flight engine issues with Rex both requiring replacement aircraft so I'm through with Rex.
I must try to measure the noise levels. I fly with them a lot, and it seems that the Dash 8s are actually noisier.They are cheaper but less reliable & bloody noisy.
I think this falls into about the same category as unconfined failures with a turbofan engine. Very rare, but not nice when they do happen. Again something that will come out in the report, but it will be interesting to learn what the engine did, when suddenly unloaded.I too will avoid sitting next to a propellor though in case it comes off and for noise reasons I have no evidence that this is more unsafe than other seats on a turboprop. Nor any noisier than any other seat on the airplane. Certainly the incidence of propellor/ blade separation from engine is extremely rare.
My guess is that it would be quieter in front, but that's something we'd need to measure.Is it quieter in front of a prop?, abeam or behind?