On September 25, 2010, a Southern Air Transport Boeing 747-281F, Reg. No. N758SA, experienced an uncontained LPT failure of the GE CF6-50 engine in the No. 3 position during taxi for takeoff from Frankfurt International Airport, Frankfurt, Germany. The No. 3 and No. 4 engines did not respond to thrust control input following the incident. Post-event airplane inspection found extensive damage to the No. 3 engine low pressure turbine and impact damage to the airplane, including the No. 3 and No. 4 engine control cables, which were separated. No injuries were reported.

The BFU of Germany is leading the investigation into this event. For further information, contact:

Mr. Thomas Karge, Investigator In Charge
Bundesstelle für Flugunfalluntersuchung

Hermann-Blenk-Str. 16
D-38108 Braunschweig

Tel.: +49 531 3548-529
Fax: +49 531 3548-246

This report is for informational purposes and contains only information obtained for or released by the BFU.

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