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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 7 oktober 1998
Tijd:07:09
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-224
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Continental Air Lines
Registratie: N66734
Constructienummer: 20663/1073
Bouwjaar: 1974-09-20 (24 years )
Aantal vlieguren:3503
Motoren: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 75
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 81
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH/KIAH), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:1521
Beschrijving:
The aircraft suffered an uncontained failure of the No. 2 engine during takeoff roll. The takeoff was rejected and a no. 2 engine shutdown procedure was accomplished. The 727 was broken up at Miami October, 1999.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The catastrophic failure of the 8th stage high pressure compressor disk from cadmium embrittlement as a result of improper adherence to the prescribed plating procedures and requirements by the company that last plated the disk. Contributing to the accident was the failure of the engine repair company to provide adequate surveillance and oversight of the plating company, the engine repair companies use of an unauthorized repair vendor, the plating company, and the engine repair companies failure to inform the aircraft operator that they had used the plating company which was not on the aircraft operators vendor list. Also contributing to the accident was the aircraft operators failure to audit the engine repair company to the level of detail that they would have discovered the engine repair company was using an unauthorized repair vendor."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Accident number: MIA99FA005
Download report: Summary report


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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 Miami International Airport, FL en Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport, TX bedraagt 1540 km (962 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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