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Mon, Jan 22, 2018

NTSB To Meet On Uncontained Engine Failure

Meeting Tuesday Will Be To Determine Probable Cause

The NTSB is scheduled to meet Jan. 23, 2018, to determine the probable cause of the Oct. 28, 2016, American Airlines flight 383 uncontained engine failure.

According to the NTSB's preliminary report, On October 28, 2016, at about 2:32 CDT, American Airlines flight number 383, a Boeing B767- 300, N345AN, powered by two General Electric CF6-80C2B6 turbofan engines, experienced a right engine uncontained failure and subsequent fire during the takeoff ground roll on runway 28R at the Chicago O'Hare International Airport (KORD), Chicago, Illinois.

The flightcrew aborted the takeoff and stopped the aircraft on runway 28R. The plane came to a full stop about 9,255 feet from the runway threshold. and an emergency evacuation was conducted. Of the 161 passengers and 9 crew members onboard, one passenger received serious injuries during the evacuation and the airplane was substantially damaged as a result of the fire.

The flight was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 as a domestic scheduled passenger flight to Miami International Airport (MIA), Miami, Florida.

The meeting will be held in the NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, D.C. It will include NTSB members and investigative staff.

(Image from NTSB incident docket)

FMI: www.ntsb.gov

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