American Airlines Fire Caused by Uncontained Engine FailureBy , , and
Similar malfunction occurred on Southwest plane two months ago
Passenger reports ‘huge explosion’ in comments to Chicago TV
An American Airlines jetliner that caught fire while preparing for takeoff from Chicago’s O’Hare airport late Friday sustained an uncontained engine failure, the second time the rare malfunction has occurred on a U.S. airliner in recent weeks, according to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board.
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