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Missed Approach

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Jan 3, 2007
Coming into ORD today American 870 lost an engine on approach. They landed safely and the crew and controllers both did a great job. Anyone have more info?
What kind of info are you looking for? Engine failed. Airplane landed. Everyone survived. Big deal.
Anyone have more info?

Initial investigation indicates an un-contained failure of the 8th-stage Fetzer valve.

Apparently, as a cost-cutting measure, the MX department used Prestone anti-freeze in lieu of Quaker State, canola oil instead of 3-in-1, and unauthorized, generic gauze pads on the ball bearings and all hell broke loose.

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