NTSB Identification: DCA81AA008
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of NORTHWEST AIRLINES INC
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-10, registration: N143US

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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4-0018  81/1/31    LEESBURG,VA         DOUGLAS DC-10       CR-  0  0 10  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1806                    N143US              PX-  0  0 43                            49, 16790 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-MINOR        OT-  0  0  0                            1414 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        CLASSIFIED AS INCIDENT
        OPERATOR - NORTHWEST AIRLINES,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          BOSTON,MA                   SEATTLE,WA                   CHANTILLY,VA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: CLIMB TO CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - COMPRESSOR ASSEMBLY: FAN
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS - FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - VIBRATION,EXCESSIVE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        REMARKS- NO 30 FAN BLADE IN NO 3 ENG FAILED,FATIGUE BGN AT PREEXISTING HI TEMP ARC BURN.COWL/FAN CASE SEPD.

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