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Propeller Worry Prompts Faa Order

The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered the grounding of any planes similar to the Southeast Airlines turboprop that crashed Monday in Georgia if they are equipped with Hamilton Standard propeller blades that were repaired after ultrasonic inspections.

The agency also said other models of commuter planes equipped with repaired Hamilton Standard 14RF and 14SF blades must be reinspected ultrasonically within their next 10 flights.