NTSB Identification: FTW95IA156.
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Nonscheduled 14 CFR (D.B.A. AEROEXO )
Incident occurred Monday, April 03, 1995 in DFW AIRPORT, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/13/1995
Aircraft: BOEING 727-276, registration: XASIJ
Injuries: 2 Minor,158 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.
A SHORT IN THE ENGINE SENSING UNIT ACTIVATED THE AURAL AND VISUAL FIRE WARNINGS FOR THE NUMBER 1 (LEFT) ENGINE DURING CLIMB. WHEN EMERGENCY CHECKLIST PROCEDURES DID NOT EXTINGUISH THE FIRE WARNING, AN EMERGENCY WAS DECLARED, AND THE AIRPLANE RETURNED TO THE DEPARTURE AIRPORT FOR A ONE-ENGINE-OUT LANDING. AFTER EXITING THE RUNWAY, THE CAPTAIN INITIATED AN EVACUATION. THE FORWARD RIGHT (R1) MANUAL SLIDE DID NOT FULLY DEPLOY. SIGNATURES ON THE SLIDE COMPONENTS AND DOOR INDICATE THAT THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT MANUALLY INFLATED THE SLIDE BEFORE THE DOOR WAS OPEN ENOUGH TO ALLOW IT TO DEPLOY PROPERLY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be: THE IMPROPER USE OF THE EVACUATION SLIDE BY THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT. A FACTOR WAS THE SHORT IN THE NUMBER 1 ENGINE FIRE WARNING SYSTEM, WHICH MOTIVATED THE CAPTAIN TO ORDER AN EVACUATION. Full narrative available
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