Aircraft Accident Report, Uncontained Engine Failure Delta Air Lines Flight 1288, McDonnell Douglas MD-88, N927DA, Pensacola, Florida, July 6, 1996.
NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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This report explains the accident involving Delta Air Lines flight 1288, an MD-88, which experienced and uncontained engine failure during the initial part of its takeoff roll at Pensacola Regional Airport in Pensacola, Florida, on July 6, 1996. Safety issues in the report include the limitations of the blue etch anodize process, manufacturing defects, standards for the fluorescent penetrant inspection process, the performance of nonconstructive testing, the use of alarm systems for emergency situations, and instructions regarding emergency exits. Safety recommendations concerning these issues were made to the Federal Aviation Administration.
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