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American Airlines plane engine flung debris in rare failure

American Airlines plane engine flung debris in rare failure

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by October 31, 2016 World News

 

(Reuters) – An American Airlines jet engine that failed seconds before takeoff in a fiery runway accident at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport flung broken turbine parts as far as half a mile from the scene, a federal investigator said on Saturday.

Disclosure of the “uncontained” failure,” in which internal engine parts breach the protective housing designed to keep them safely enclosed, even in a breakdown, came a day after a mishap that authorities said neared the point of disaster but caused no serious injuries.We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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