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Failed GE jet engine in O'Hare fire had manufacturing flaw: NTSB

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 05:50

Smoke billowing from the burning plane in the background on Oct 28. The 170 people aboard raced out of left- side exits after an orange fireball erupted on the right side and the right wing partially collapsed.

New York

AN engine on an American Airlines plane that exploded on a Chicago airport runway on Oct 28, triggering a massive blaze, had an apparent manufacturing defect, US investigators say.

A disk within the General Electric Co (GE) CF6-80 engine had an "internal inclusion",

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