American Airlines Flight 191
, Case Study
...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 runway" (Failure Analysis, 2008, pg. 1). The McDonnell-Douglas DC 10-10 aircraft climbed 325 feet, rolled, and crashed to the ground as a result of contributing mechanical and structural failures. Everybody onboard the plane, as well as two people that were on the ground, were killed. At the time, it was the worst loss of life in aviation history.
The aircraft had a total of 19,871...