Accident Boeing 727-22QC N425EX, Friday 3 May 1991
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Date:Friday 3 May 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 727-22QC
Owner/operator:Ryan Airlines
Registration: N425EX
MSN: 19095/302
Year of manufacture:1966
Total airframe hrs:46981 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Hartford-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL/KBDL)
Destination airport:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Takeoff was aborted when the no. 3 engine had suffered an uncontained failure. The aircraft burned out.
It appeared that the 9th stage HP compressor disk had ruptured. Debris penetrated fuel, oil and hydraulic lines, causing a fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A catastrophic and uncontained failure of the no.3 engine which resulted in a fuel fed fire."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC91FA125
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Download report: Final report


Aviation Week & Space Technology 24.06.1991 (68)
ICAO Adrep Summary 4/94 (#18)
Scramble Vol.13, nr.03



photo (c) Phil Brooks; Hartford-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL); 03 May 1991

photo (c) Phil Brooks; Hartford-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL); 03 May 1991

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