What caused engine failure, fire in commercial aircraft?
Engine failure on an American Airlines plane that resulted in serious injuries to a passenger and substantial damage to the aircraft will be the subject of a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) meeting on Jan. 23, 2018. The NTSB will gather to determine the probable cause of the Oct. 28, 2016 incident involving American Airlines flight 383.
The Boeing 767-300 experienced an uncontained failure of the right, GE CF6-80C2B6 engine during the take-off roll about 6,550 feet from the runway threshold of Chicago O’Hare International Airport’s runway 28R. The plane came to a full stop about 9,255 feet from the runway threshold.
One passenger received serious injuries during the evacuation and the aircraft was substantially damaged by the resultant fire.
WEBCAST: A link to a live webcast of the meeting will be available shortly before the start of the meeting at http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org/.
The accident investigation page, with links to previous news releases, reports and other information about the NTSB’s investigation, is available on at http://go.usa.gov/xN6bt. The preliminary report is available online at https://go.usa.gov/xn9VZ.