The NTSB has rescheduled for Jan. 30 a meeting to
determine the probable cause of the Oct. 28, 2016, American Airlines flight 383
uncontained engine failure. The meeting had originally been scheduled for
Jan. 23 but was cancelled due to the lapse in appropriations.
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.
National Transportation Safety Board meeting for the Oct. 28, 2016, American
Airlines flight 383 uncontained engine failure at Chicago O’Hare International
Jan. 30, 2018, 9:30 a.m. Media attending the meeting are asked to be in
place not later than 9:15 a.m.
NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington,
District of Columbia.
National Transportation Safety Board members and investigative staff.
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.
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.