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The SACAA issues its final report on the Nationwide Airlines Boeing 737-200 engine detachment incident

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The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) issued its final report on the engine detachment incident of November 7, 2007 involving Nationwide Airlines’ Boeing 737-230 ZS-OEZ (msn 22118).

The SACAA determined the probable cause:

“The right-hand engine separated from the aircraft due to the failure of the aft cone bolt as a result of a pre-existing fatigue crack which was most likely caused by incorrect installation of the cone bolt.”

Read the full report (with pictures) via The Aviation Herald:

avherald.com/h?article=424af85f

Nationwide Airlines ceased all operations on April 29, 2008.

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