NTSB Identification: MKC84IA040.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23169.
Scheduled 14 CFR CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, INC.
Incident occurred Sunday, December 18, 1983 in WICHITA, KS
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-9-15, registration: N968E
Injuries: 47 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 CATASTROPHIC (UNCONTAINTED) FAILURE OF THE LEFT ENGINE OCCURRED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TAKEOFF ROLL. THE TAKEOFF WAS ABORTED & FIRE ERUPTED ON THE TAXI BACK TO THE GATE. INVESTIGATION REVEALED A BROKEN TURBINE LONG SHAFT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:TURBINE ASSEMBLY,SHAFT..FAILURE,TOTAL
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