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Datum:maandag 8 juli 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:National Airlines
Registratie: N60NA
Constructienummer: 46700/14
Bouwjaar: 1971
Aantal vlieguren:7899
Motoren: 3 General Electric CF6-6D
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 12
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 160
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 172
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:nabij Tampa, FL (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 41
About 09:40, 26 minutes after takeoff from Miami Airport, the cowling from the aft section of the No. 1 engine of National Airlines Flight 41, separated from the aircraft. The cowling tore large holes in the left wing leading edge and the upper wing surface before being ingested into the No. 2 engine.
The flightcrew made an immediate emergency landing at Tampa International Airport, Florida, without further difficulty. There were no injuries.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of company maintenance personnel to complete the installation of mounting bolts in the inboard panel of the No. 1 engine core cowl. This failure resulted from non-compliance with established company maintenance procedures. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 16 days ()
Accident number: NTSB-AAR-74-09
Download report: Final report
Language: English


NTSB issued 2 Safety Recommendations

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Miami International Airport, FL en Los Angeles International Airport, CA bedraagt 3739 km (2337 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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