NTSB Identification: LAX83IA302.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23157.
Scheduled 14 CFR REPUBLIC AIRLINES, INC.
Incident occurred Friday, June 24, 1983 in LAS VEGAS, NV
Aircraft: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC9-32, registration: N942N
Injuries: 6 Minor,86 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.

DURING THE GROUND RUN FOR TAKEOFF A FATIGUE PRECIPITATED FAILURE OF THE THIRD STAGE TURBINE BLADE OCCURRED WITH SECONDARY DAMAGE TO SEVERAL GUIDE VANES AND THE FOURTH STAGE TURBINE WHEEL. IMBALANCE OF THE TURBINE WHEEL CAUSED THE FAILURE OF THE NUMBER SIX BEARING ALLOWING OIL TO LEAK INTO THE EXHAUST AREA CAUSING A LOW INTENSITY FIRE

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

TURBINE ASSEMBLY,TURBINE BLADE..FATIGUE

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

TURBINE ASSEMBLY,TURBINE BLADE..FAILURE,TOTAL



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