Monday, June 12, 2017

SkyWest Airlines, Bombardier CRJ700, N715SK: Incident occurred June 10, 2017 at O'Hare International Airport (KORD), Chicago, Illinois

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this incident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Chicago
SkyWest Airlines; St. George, Utah
GE Aviation; Cincinnati, Ohio
Bombardier; Montreal, QC
Transportation Safety Board of Canada; Ottawa, ON

Aviation Incident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 

SkyWest Airlines Inc:

NTSB Identification: ENG17IA028
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of SKYWEST AIRLINES INC
Incident occurred Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Chicago, IL
Aircraft: BOMBARDIER INC CL 600 2C10, registration: N715SK
Injuries: 64 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators traveled in support of this investigation and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft incident report.

On June 10, 2017, at about 1750 central daylight time, a SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CRJ700, N715SK, experienced an uncontained No. 1 engine failure during takeoff from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)- Chicago, Illinois. The crew reported hearing a loud bang, followed by a reduction in power, and a No. 1 engine fire warning. The crew declared an emergency and returned to ORD for an uneventful landing. Aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) crews met the airplane on the runway. ARFF did not observe fire or smoke, and the airplane was cleared to taxi to the gate. There were no injuries reported to the passengers or crew. The flight was being operated in accordance with 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 and was a regularly scheduled flight from ORD to Bishop International Airport (FNT)- Flint, Michigan.

A preliminary visual inspection of the No. 1 engine was conducted by maintenance crews at ORD and extensive turbine damage and a large hole in the cowl were reported. Multiple small impact marks were observed on the fuselage, aft of the No. 1 engine.

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