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    BBC News; Friday Oct 28, 2016
    Chicago O'Hare plane fire: American Airlines jet aborts take-off

    An American Airlines plane has caught fire on the runway of Chicago's O'Hare airport while taking off.

    The Boeing 767 bound for Miami blew a tyre and damaged an engine, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said.

    The pilot aborted the take-off and evacuated everyone on board via emergency chutes as black smoke billowed from the plane.

    Seven passengers and a flight attendant were slightly injured and taken to hospital, the airline said.

    Nine crew members and 161 passengers were on board.

    Meanwhile, a FedEx plane caught fire at Fort Lauderdale airport, Florida, after its landing gear collapsed on landing, the FAA said.
    Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37804736

    These fire reports seem to be on the increase. Scary stuff.
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    ATW Online; Monday October 31, 2016
    American Boeing 767 catches fire after ‘uncontained engine failure’
    American Airlines confirmed that 23 passengers and one cabin crew member reported non-critical injuries after a Boeing 767 caught fire at Chicago O’Hare Oct. 28 following what was reported as an uncontained engine failure.

    The 767 was operating as flight 383 from Chicago to Miami with 161 passengers and nine crew on board at the time of the incident. Video footage and photographs from the scene show a blaze from the starboard side of the aircraft, centered around the wing.

    According to Flight Safety Foundation’s Aviation Safety Network, the 767 was powered by GE CF6 turbofan engines and classified the incident as an uncontained engine failure.

    Initially, American Airlines said seven passengers and one flight attendant reported injuries and were transported to the hospital. However, in an update released on Oct. 29, the airline said 24 people had reported injuries.

    "We are actively assisting the National Transportation Safety Board in the investigation of flight 383. Twenty-three passengers and one flight attendant reported non-critical injuries yesterday. All of our passengers who were evaluated at Chicago-area hospitals were treated and released last night,” American Airlines said.

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    GE CF6 Engine fire due Uncontained Engine Failure. Investigations continue.
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    ATW Online; Friday November 04, 2016
    Fatigue cracking indicated in American 767 engine failure
    Evidence of fatigue cracking has been discovered in the fractured high-pressure turbine disk from the GE Aviation CF6 engine that suffered an uncontained failure on an American Airlines Boeing 767-300 a week ago. American flight 383 suffered the engine failure during takeoff from Chicago O’Hare Oct 28. A majority of the right engine’s second-stage high-pressure turbine disk was recovered, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says in a Nov. 4 investigative update.

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    NTSB: 3-D imaging of the damage to the right wing has been completed.

    The disk had 10,984 cycles and had a life limit of 15,000 cycles. Review of the engine maintenance and manufacturing records and processes are ongoing. .

    Recovered stage 2 HPT disk pieces. NTSB.


    Fatigue crack location on a disk fracture surface. NTSB.
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    Wow a real mess
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    ATW Online; Monday 04 December 2017
    NTSB hearing set on American 767 ‘substantially damaged’ by 2016 engine fire

    The American Airlines Boeing 767-300 that experienced an uncontained engine failure during a takeoff roll Oct. 28, 2016 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport was “substantially damaged,” according to the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

    “The aircraft will not be flying again,” an American spokesperson told ATW. The incident marked the first-ever failure of a second-stage high-pressure (HP) turbine stage on a GE Aviation CF6-80C2 engine.

    NTSB has a set a Jan. 23, 2018 hearing to determine the probable cause of the incident, which caused a fire. The Dallas/Fort Worth-based carrier’s 767-300 was operating as American flight 383 bound for Miami.

    According to NTSB, the aircraft’s right CF6-80C2 engine failed about 6,550 ft. from the O’Hare runway 28R threshold. The pilots aborted takeoff and the aircraft came to a full stop, but a fuel leak led to a fire breaking out.

    During the ensuing emergency evacuation, one passenger suffered “serious injuries,” according a media advisory issued by NTSB Dec. 4. “The airplane was substantially damaged as a result of the fire,” NTSB stated.

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