Honolulu: Engine Comes Apart on L1011

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Engine Comes Apart On ATA Jet Plane Returns To Honolulu HONOLULU, 7:11 p.m. HST March 6, 2001 -- An American Trans Air jet returned to Honolulu Monday afternoon after one of its engines failed after taking off from Honolulu International Airport.

ATA Flight 616 was bound for San Francisco when it officials said it suffered an "uncontained engine failure" in its No. 1, or left-side engine about 10 minutes after takeoff. Pilots on the Lockheed L-1011 reported a heavy vibration.

Officials said that parts of the engine flew off, some striking the plane's fuselage. While the plane did suffer from skin damage, the damage did not cause depressurization.

The jet safely returned to Honolulu at 2:30 p.m. with 205 passengers and 13 crew members.

-- Rachel Gibson (rgibson@hotmail.com), March 13, 2001


A United flight in CA had to circle the
airport for a few hours today because
the landing gear wouldn't come down.

I have to hit the skies in a couple of
weeks and these airplane troubles are
a bit of a concern.

-- spider (spider0@usa.net), March 13, 2001.

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