Transportation Safety Board opened Thursday the
public docket releasing more than 500 pages of information as part of its
ongoing investigation into the October
2016 uncontained engine failure on a commercial jetliner in Chicago.
On October 28, 2016, at
2:32 p.m. CDT, 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.
and emergency response equipment at the scene of American Airlines flight 383,
a Boeing 767, stopped on Runway 28R at Chicago O'Hare International Airport
following an uncontained engine failure on October 28, 2016 (NTSB photo)
The docket includes the
transcript of the cockpit voice recorder, interview transcripts and summaries,
factual reports, a video of the emergency evacuation, and other investigative
The public docket contains
only factual information collected by NTSB investigators, and does not provide
analysis, findings, recommendations or probable cause determinations. No
conclusions about how or why an accident or incident occurred should be drawn
from the docket. The docket opening marks a transition in the investigative
process where the majority of facts needed for the investigation have been
gathered and the NTSB can move ahead with analysis of those facts. Opening the
docket affords those with a need and desire for its contents the opportunity
review what factual information has been gathered about the accident. Any
analysis, findings, recommendations, or probable cause determinations related
to the accident will be issued by the Board at a later date.
The docket is available at
Links to the preliminry report, a related news
release, and other material are all available on the investigation
page for this incident: https://go.usa.gov/xN6bt.