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Accident
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:lunes 23 octubre 1995
Hora:03:50
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B741 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-121 (SCD)
Operador:Tower Air
Registración: N613FF
Numéro de série: 19647/16
Año de Construcción: 1970-01-31 (25 years 9 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:22911
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7AH
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Port of Spain-Piarco Airport (POS/TTPP), Trinidad y Tobago
Número de Vuelo: 803
Descripción:
The first officer was performing the takeoff on runway 09L. Takeoff engine thrust was set at 1.42 EPR. All engines operated normally and the aircraft accelerated normally with no unusual vibration felt. Upon reaching the V 1 speed, they heard a loud bang and observed a flash on the right side of the aircraft. The aircraft veered slightly to the right. He, the captain, took control and rejected the takeoff. The flight engineer reported an engine failure. The aircraft was stopped on the runway about 1,000 feet from the departure end. The ATC local controller reported that the No. 4 engine was on fire. They performed the engine fire procedures and fired the engine fire bottles for the No. 4 engine. Airport emergency equipment arrived and extinguished the fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the No. 4 engine fifth stage turbine hub due to a cyclic stress rupture for undetermined reasons, which resulted in an uncontained failure of the engine"

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: MIA96FA013
Download report: Summary report

Fuentes:
» NTSB
» Scramble 201(49)


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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Port of Spain-Piarco Airport as the crow flies is 2597 km (1623 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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