Date & Time: Oct 28, 2016 at 1435 LT
Type of aircraft:
Boeing 767-300
Operator:
Registration:
N345AN
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Chicago – Miami
MSN:
33084
YOM:
2003
Flight number:
AA383
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
161
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After a takeoff course of 6,550 feet on runway 28R, at a speed of 128 knots, the crew decided to reject the takeoff and started an emergency braking procedure due to a technical issue on the right engine. The aircraft came to a halt in flames after a course of about 9,225 feet and all 170 occupants were evacuated via the slides. It appears that 21 occupants were slightly injured during the evacuation. Fire spread to the right side of the aircraft before being extinguished by the fire brigade. The aircraft suffered serious damages on the right wing, right engine, right part of the fuselage and the right main gear. According to a preliminary report from the NTSB, the right engine suffered an uncontained failure during the takeoff roll after the number two stage high pressure turbine disk had failed. Several debris were ejected and a fire erupted, spreading to the right wing and the right main gear.