NTSB Identification: CHI85IA339.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29314.
Scheduled 14 CFR (D.B.A. AMERICAN AIRLINES,INC )
Incident occurred Wednesday, August 07, 1985 in DETROIT, MI
Aircraft: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-10-10, registration: N111AA
Injuries: 195 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.

ON AUGUST 7,1985 AT 2000 EDT, A MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-10-10 N111AA REGISTERED TO AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC., HAD A PIECE OF THE ENGINE EXIT THE ENGINE CASE AND COWLING. ON CLIMB TO CRUISE AT DETROIT AIRPORT, DETROIT, MICHIGAN, WHILE ON A PASSENGER FLIGHT. VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS PREVAILED AT THE TIME AND AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN WAS FILED. THE AIRCRAFT SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE AND THE CREW AND 184 PASSENGERS WERE UNINJURED. THE FLIGHT ORIGINATED AT DETROIT, MICHIGAN ON AUGUST 7,1985 AT 1955 EDT.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

TURBINE ASSEMBLY,SHAFT..FAILURE,TOTAL

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