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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation A-18-010
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Synopsis: On October 28, 2016, about 1432 central daylight time, American Airlines flight 383, a Boeing 767-323, N345AN, had started its takeoff ground roll at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois, when an uncontained engine failure and subsequent fire occurred. The flight crew aborted the takeoff and stopped the airplane on the runway, and the flight attendants initiated an emergency evacuation. Of the 2 flight crewmembers, 7 flight attendants, and 161 passengers on board, 1 passenger received a serious injury, and 1 flight attendant and 19 passengers received minor injuries during the evacuation. The airplane was substantially damaged from the fire. The airplane was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.
Recommendation: TO THE BOEING COMPANY: Work with operators as required to develop and/or revise emergency checklist procedures for an engine fire on the ground to expeditiously address the fire hazard without unnecessarily delaying an evacuation.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Open - Await Response
Mode: Aviation
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA17FA021
Accident Reports: ​Uncontained Engine Failure and Subsequent Fire American Airlines Flight 383 Boeing 767-323, N345AN
Report #: AAR-18-01
Accident Date: 10/28/2016
Issue Date: 2/6/2018
Date Closed:
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Boeing Company (Open - Await Response)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: Boeing Company
To: NTSB
Date: 5/1/2018
Response: -From Robert J. McIntosh, Director, Product Safety: The National Transportation Safety Board published the reference safety recommendation as part of their Special Bulletin concerning the subject event. Our interim response to this safety recommendation is enclosed. The information included with this correspondence is controlled under the US Export Administration Regulations (15 CFR Parts 300-799) and has been categorized as ECCN: 9E991. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

From: NTSB
To: Boeing Company
Date: 2/6/2018
Response: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation—railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. We determine the probable cause of the accidents and issue safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, we carry out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinate the resources of the federal government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members affected by major transportation disasters. On January 30, 2018, the NTSB adopted its report Uncontained Engine Failure and Subsequent Fire, American Airlines Flight 383, Boeing 767-323, N345AN, Chicago, Illinois, October 28, 2016, AAR1801. The details of this accident investigation and the resulting safety recommendations may be found in the attached report, which can also be accessed at http://www.ntsb.gov. Among the Safety Recommendations one is issued to the Boeing Company, which can be found on page 78 of the report. The NTSB is vitally interested in these recommendations because they are designed to prevent accidents and save lives. We would appreciate a response within 90 days, detailing the actions you have taken or intend to take to implement these recommendations. When replying, please refer to the safety recommendations by number.