Is this propeller damage?


#1

Is the image shown below indicate any propeller damage? When we landed, the flight crew and some gound crew started looking at this and I took a photo. Does it indicate anything or is this just paint missing?

flightaware.com/photos/view/1711 … ate/page/1

Thank you,
Peter


#2

Water and ice get flung off the prop, it’s no big deal. the A/C is strengthened in that area.


#3

As Jason stated above, it’s no big deal and the fuselage is strengthened in that area to prevent dents and dishing.

Knowing that doesn’t prevent the sound of the ice hitting the cabin from giving one the heeby-jeebies however. :wink:


#4

Hell if this were a Baron or Navajo that flew freight, there would be a bare aluminum patch riveted right there just to help with the wear and tear. Very common in airplanes that see serious usage in icing.