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    AA383 - Flawed Engine & Pilot/FA communication problems


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    JAN 30, 2018.

    An investigation of AA383 that caught fire when an engine failed at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in 2016 found that communication problems between flight attendants and the cockpit put passengers in danger.
    CHICAGO (AP) — Investigators say communication problems between flight attendants and pilots put evacuating passengers at more risk after an American Airlines plane caught fire in 2016 at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
    http://www.readingeagle.com/ap/article/ntsb-communication-problems-after-american-engine-fire

    Rare manufacturing flaw sparked fiery American Airlines engine failure

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-american-airlines-fire-ohare-ntsb-report-20180130-story.html



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    "The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that flight attendants didn't know how to use the intercom system to speak with pilots..."

    Riiiiiiiight. The FA's didn't know how to use the intercom?! Doubtful.

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    "One passenger was hurt after being knocked down by a blast from the engine after evacuating the plane as he was directed to do by a flight attendant. It was the only serious injury during the incident at O'Hare International Airport."

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    From my understanding, the pilots hadn’t yet ordered an evacuation as they didn’t know the magnitude of the fire at the moment and were completing emergency checklists and the F/A’s felt the fire so significant, they ordered the evac first and were coordinating that process before notifying the flight deck, hence the good engine still running because the pilots were unaware of the evac. A less then ideal situation, for sure. Thankfully all turned out relatively well. Had that occurred after rotation, it would no doubt have been a massive tragedy.

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    "Passengers repeatedly failed to follow crew instructions. In multiple cases, they took luggage with them, which airlines prohibit because it can slow an evacuation or block aisles. In one case, an attendant tried unsuccessfully to wrestle a large bag away from a woman after she refused to leave it, according to NTSB records."

    Oh man, what a ****-show. Why are people so dumb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by couch View Post
    "Passengers repeatedly failed to follow crew instructions. In multiple cases, they took luggage with them, which airlines prohibit because it can slow an evacuation or block aisles. In one case, an attendant tried unsuccessfully to wrestle a large bag away from a woman after she refused to leave it, according to NTSB records."

    Oh man, what a ****-show. Why are people so dumb?
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