Airplane Defects or Malfunctions

On May 25, 1979, as the American Airlines DC-10 Flight 191 began its takeoff from the O’Hare Airport, an engine that is attached to a pylon (a structure on an aircraft’s wing where an engine or other loads, such as a fuel tank, is attached), broke and fell off onto the runway. As the engine fell off, it took a large piece of the left wing with it, cut the aircraft’s electrical systems and caused...

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