Event Details

Title:Engine failure, National Airlines, Inc., McDonnell-Douglas DC-10-10, N60NA, Near Tampa, Florida, July 8, 1974
Micro summary:Cowling from the #1 engine of this McDonnell-Douglas DC-10-10 was ingested by #2, causing significant damage.
Event Time:1974-07-8 at 0940 EDT
File Name:1974-07-08-US.pdf
Publishing Agency:National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Publishing Country:USA
Report number:NTSB-AAR-74-9
Site of event:Climb; diverted to Tampa
Departure:Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida, USA
Destination:Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California, USA
Airplane Type(s):McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10
Flight Phase:Climb
Operator(s):National Airlines
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:About 0940 EDT on July 8, 1974, cowling from the aft section of the No. 1 engine of National Airlines, Inc., Flight 41, separated from the aircraft during climbout from Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida. The cowling tore large holes in the left wing leading edge and the upper wing surface before being ingested into the No. 2 engine.

The flightcrew made an immediate emergency landing at Tampa International Airport, Tampa, Florida, without further difficulty. There were no injuries.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was the failure of company maintenance personnel to complete the installation of mounting bolts in the inboard panel of the No. 1 engine core cowl. This failure resulted from noncompliance with established company maintenance procedures.

Learning Keywords:Operations - Maintenance
Systems - Engine - Foreign Object Damage
Systems - Engine - Uncontained Engine Failure
Consequence - Damage - Airframe or fuselage


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