Event Details


Title:Uncontained engine failure, Boeing 747-200, April 2, 2000
Micro summary:This Boeing 747-200 experienced an uncontained failure of the #1 engine during takeoff.
Event Time:2000-04-02 at 0230 EDT
File Name:2000-04-02-US.pdf
Publishing Agency:National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Publishing Country:USA
Report number:DCA00RA036
Pages:5
Diversion Airport:Simón Bolívar International Airport, Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador
Site of event:Guayaquil, Ecuador
Departure:Simón Bolívar International Airport, Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador
Destination:Unknown
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 747-200F
Flight Phase:Takeoff
Registration(s):N534MC
Operator(s):Atlas Air
Type of flight:Cargo
Occupants:3
Fatalities:
Serious Injuries:
Minor/Non-Injured:3
Other Injuries:0
Diverted to:Simón Bolívar International Airport, Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador
Executive Summary:

NTSB short summary:



NTSB synopsis:



NTSB factual narrative text:

On April 2, 2000, at approximately 0230 EDT, an Atlas Air B-747-200 freighter experienced an uncontained failure of the No. 1 engine after takeoff from Guayaquil, Ecuador. The flightcrew observed fire emanating from the No. 1 engine, and fire bottles were discharged. The airplane returned to Guayaquil without further incident.

Examination of the airplane revealed that most of the turbine section of the No. 1 engine had separated. Collateral puncture damage was observed to various portions of the wing, fuselage, and the No. 1 engine pylon. The airplane was equipped with General Electric CF6-50 engines. The government of Ecuador is responsible for the investigation.
Learning Keywords:Systems - Engine - Contained Engine Failure
Systems - Engine - Uncontained Engine Failure
Systems - Engine Fire

 




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