American Airlines Flight 383 Update

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 11:20 AM

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) met today to determine the probable cause of the uncontained engine failure on American Flight 383 at ORD on Oct. 28, 2016. The MIA-bound Boeing 767-300 experienced an uncontained failure of the right engine during the take-off roll, which led to a fire and the successful evacuation of all 170 passengers and crew members onboard.

The NTSB determined that the engine failure was caused by a manufacturing defect in the GE engine that could not be detected by the manufacturer’s Federal Aviation Administration-approved inspection requirements.

American, the Allied Pilots Association, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants and the Transport Workers Union of America participated in the investigation of Flight 383 with the NTSB. We are proud of our team members who responded quickly to take care of our customers and colleagues under very challenging circumstances. Learn more below from Kimball Stone, vice president, Flight; Jill Surdek, vice president, Flight Service; and Franco Tedeschi, vice president, Chicago O’Hare (ORD) Hub Operations.


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