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Taiwanese Fokker 50 loses prop de-icer boot which punctures window
2 June 2005

The Taiwanese CAA has requested safety checks on the propellers of all Fokker 50 planes after one of them developed a mechanical problem and made an emergency landing at Kaohsiung. A de-icing boot separated from a propeller blade en route from from Taipei to Hengchun (Mandarin flight AE291, operated by F50 B-12273). The piece struck and punctured the outer window pane at seat 4D. None of the 4 crew members and 50 passengers were injured. (ASC, Taiwan News)