Incident
Last updated: 23 April 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 5 abril 1977
Hora:09:36
Tipo:Boeing 707-123B
Operador:American Airlines
Registración: N7508A
Numéro de série: 17635/15
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 45
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 52
Daños en la Aeronave: Menor
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:cerca Saint Louis, MO (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL/KSTL), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 241
Descripción:
American Flight 241 departed Saint Louis (STL) about 08:50 on a service to Los Angeles (LAX). About 20 minutes later, at FL390, the nr.3 engine separated from the wing along with the engine pylon.
The pilot returned to Saint Louis where a safe emergency landing was made.


PROBABLE CAUSE:
airframe - wings: nacelles,pods,pylons
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fatigue fracture
FACTOR:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - separation in flight

Fuentes:
» NTSB
» Pasadena Star-News 6-4-1977


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Distance from Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO to Los Angeles International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 2540 km (1588 miles).

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