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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 20 januari 1989
Tijd:07:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-201
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Piedmont Airlines
Registratie: N242US
Constructienummer: 22444/888
Bouwjaar: 1981
Aantal vlieguren:19420
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 27
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 33
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC (CLT/KCLT), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:1480
Beschrijving:
The aircraft was taking off from runway 27L when the no. 2 engine separated. It fell to the ground 800 feet past the end of the runway. The crew managed to climb to 1000 feet before they initiated a return to the airport for a safe emergency landing on runway 04R.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Previous damage to the aft cone (engine mounting) bolt, which resulted in mismatched surfaces between the bolt and isolation mount, loss of torque during cyclic loading of the mounting bolt, and subsequent fatigue failure of the bolt."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 5 months
Accident number: CHI89MA046
Download report: Summary report

Bronnen:
» Aviation Week & Space Technology 30 Jan. 1989 (p.71)
» NTSB


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL en Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC bedraagt 958 km (599 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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