A Varig McDonnell-Douglas MD-11, powered by General Electric CF6-80C engines suffered what was thought to be a No. 3 engine fan blade fracture while in reverse thrust during the landing roll at the Buenos Aires Airport (SAEZ). Examination of the engine revealed that all the fan blades were intact but some impact damage was noted. The impact damage was limited to seven blades and some had previous FOD blends.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Argentina. Further information pertaining to this incident may be obtained from:

Junta de Investigación de Accidentes de Aviación Civil
Avda Belgrano 1370 Piso 11 "B"
C.P. 1093 Capital Federal
Buenos Aires

Tel.: (54) 11 4317-6704 / 05
(54) 11 4382-8890 / 91
E-mail: info@jiaac.org / jiacc@speedy.com.ar
Tel./Fax: (54) 11 4381-6333
Telex: 21763 FUAER AR

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information obtained for, or released by, the Government of Argentina.

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