AA Engine Failure: Debris Or Maintenance Problem?

American Airlines says the engine that failed and came apart — “grenaded” was the word one commenter applied — on one of its MD-80s may have been damaged by debris sucked up from the runway at LaGuardia, Newsday reports. Which would be a lot better for the airline than another theory involving¬†maintenance problems. Of course, they’re not mutually exclusive. An inadequately¬†maintained engine could suck up debris.

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