The U.S. government shutdown caused the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to cancel a scheduled Jan. 23 meeting to determine the probable cause of a 2016 American Airlines Boeing 767-300 uncontained engine failure that resulted in significant damage to the aircraft. In a two-sentence statement released today, NTSB said meeting will be rescheduled for a later date.
American Flight 383, a scheduled flight to Miami, was on its takeoff roll at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on the afternoon of Oct. 28, 2016, when the uncontained engine failure occurred. The flight crew aborted the takeoff and stopped the aircraft on the runway. An emergency evacuation was conducted during which one of the 161 passengers on board was seriously injured, NTSB said.
The fire that resulted from the engine failure substantially damaged the aircraft.
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