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Uncontained Engine Failure

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  • Accident No: DCA17FA021
  • Accident Type: Office of Aviation Safety
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Date: 10/28/2016

A Boeing 767-300 (registration N345AN), a scheduled American Airlines flight bound for Miami, Fla., experienced a right engine uncontained failure and subsequent fire during the takeoff ground roll on runway 28R at the Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The flightcrew aborted the takeoff and stopped the aircraft on the runway and an emergency evacuation was conducted. Of the 161 passengers and 9 crew members onboard, one passenger received serious injuries during the evacuation.  The airplane was substantially damaged by the fire.

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