Date & Time: Jul 2, 1983
Type of aircraft:
Sud-Aviation SE-210 Caravelle
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Milan - London
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
During the takeoff roll at Milan-Malpensa Airport runway 17R, at a speed of 75-80 knots, the right engine failed, exploded and caught fire. The captain abandoned the takeoff procedure, initiated an emergency braking maneuver and vacated runway via intersection 8 before stopping the aircraft by the fire brigade building. All 89 occupants evacuated safely while the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.
The uncontained failure of the right engine during takeoff roll was the consequence of the disintegration of the 14th stage of the high pressure compressor.