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 Uncontained Engine Failure Subject of NTSB Meeting

The NTSB is scheduled to meet Jan. 23, 2018, to determine the probable cause of the Oct. 28, 2016, American Airlines flight 383 uncontained engine failure.

The Boeing 767-300 experienced an uncontained failure of the right, GE CF6-80C2B6 engine during the take-off roll about 6,550 feet from the runway threshold of Chicago O’Hare International Airport’s runway 28R. The plane came to a full stop about 9,255 feet from the runway threshold.

One passenger received serious injuries during the evacuation and the aircraft was substantially damaged by the resultant fire.

WHAT:  National Transportation Safety Board meeting for the Oct. 28, 2016, American Airlines flight 383 uncontained engine failure at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

WHEN:  Jan. 23, 2018, 9:30 a.m.  Media attending the meeting are asked to be in place not later than 9:15 a.m.

WHERE:  NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, District of Columbia.

WHO:  National Transportation Safety Board members and investigative staff.

WEBCAST:  A link to a live webcast of the meeting will be available shortly before the start of the meeting at

The accident investigation page, with links to previous news releases, reports and other information about the NTSB’s investigation, is available on our website at The preliminary report is available online at

NOTE: In the case of a partial shutdown of the federal government, the NTSB will provide information about the status of this meeting and other NTSB activities on its Twitter feed @NTSB_Newsroom.​ 

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Contact: NTSB Media Relations
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