Accident McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 N60NA,
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Date:Monday 8 July 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10
Owner/operator:National Airlines
Registration: N60NA
MSN: 46700/14
Year of manufacture:1971
Total airframe hrs:7899 hours
Engine model:General Electric CF6-6D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 172
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:near Tampa, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA)
Destination airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
About 09:40, 26 minutes after takeoff from Miami Airport, the cowling from the aft section of the No. 1 engine of National Airlines Flight 41, separated from the aircraft. The cowling tore large holes in the left wing leading edge and the upper wing surface before being ingested into the No. 2 engine.
The flightcrew made an immediate emergency landing at Tampa International Airport, Florida, without further difficulty. There were no injuries.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of company maintenance personnel to complete the installation of mounting bolts in the inboard panel of the No. 1 engine core cowl. This failure resulted from non-compliance with established company maintenance procedures. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA75AM002
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
3 November 1973 N60NA National Airlines 1 near Socorro, NM sub

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