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. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The BFU of Germany is leading the investigation into this event. For further information, contact:
Mr. Thomas Karge, Investigator In Charge
Bundesstelle für Flugunfalluntersuchung
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.