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 Media Advisory: Uncontained Engine Failure Subject of NTSB Meeting

​WASHINGTON (Dec. 4, 2017) — 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 http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org/.

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 http://go.usa.gov/xN6bt. The preliminary report is available online at https://go.usa.gov/xn9VZ.

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Contact: NTSB Media Relations
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
Peter Knudson
(202) 314-6100
peter.knudson@ntsb.gov

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