American Airlines Flight 191
...American Airlines was the ultimate cause of the disaster. Had the Tulsa, OK maintenance facility followed McDonnell-Douglas' initial instructions for the procedure, the crash may never have happened in the first place. This has, thus, become a case study since then as to what can happen when the wrong corners are cut.
Failure analysis. (2008). Wiley. Retrieved July 6, 2008, from http://media.wiley.com/product_data/excerpt/60/04714143/0471414360.pdf... American Airlines Flight 191 As American Airlines Flight 191 took off from Chicago-O'Hare International Airport on May 25, 1979, "the left engine and pylon assembly separated from the aircraft, went over the top of the wing, and fell to the...