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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-72-082
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Synopsis: CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, INC., MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-10, N68041, ON A CREW TRAINING FLIGHT, DEPARTED FROM TUCSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, TUCSON, ARIZONA, AT 1152 MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME, ON MAY 2, 1972. THERE WERE NINE PERSONNEL ON BOARD. APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR AFTER TAKEOFF, WHILE IN A HOLDING PATTERN, THE NO. 2 ENGINE LOW-PRESSURE TURBINE ASSEMBLY, TURBINE REAR FRAME, AND REVERSER ASSEMBLY SEPARATED FROM THE AIRCRAFT. THE CREW CONDUCTED A STANDARD IN-FLIGHT ENGINE SHUTDOWN PROCEDURE AND LANDED THE AIRCRAFT AT TUCSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. THERE WERE NO INJURIES.
Recommendation: REQUIRE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF GE SERVICE BULLETIN (CF6-6) 72-177, DATED MARCH 28, 1972, WHICH RECOMMENDED ADDING A SLEEVE TUBE TO STRENGTHEN THE HIGH-PRESSURE TURBINE PRESSURE TUBE, BE INCORPORATED IN ALL THE AFFECTED CF6-6D ENGINES AT AN EARLY DATE.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: Tucson, AZ, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DEN72ID048
Accident Reports: Continental Airlines, Inc., McDonnell Douglas DC-10, N68041
Report #: AAR-72-29
Accident Date: 5/2/1972
Issue Date: 6/7/1972
Date Closed: 6/24/1973
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 7/1/1974
Response: Closed--acceptable action.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 6/30/1972
Response: RESPONSE FROM THE FAA TO SAY THAT G.E. SERVICE BULLETIN (CF6-6) 72-177 IS BEING INCORPORATED IN ALL AFFECTED ENGINES AT THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY.