Avianca said it has “taken the preventive decision to temporarily ground” its fleet of four Fokker 50 turboprops. The Colombian airline cited “a malfunction on one of the engines of a Fokker 50 covering the Cali-Tumaco route” discovered prior to takeoff on Jan. 28. Avianca said in a statement that it has performed “all the proper inspections and [gone] through all the safety procedures,” and decided it was prudent to ground the F-50s. “This ...

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