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Discuss how the failure of the engine shown in the video introduced a hazard in other aircraft systems resulting in difficulty controlling the aircraft. United Airlines Flight 232 resulted in the death of 111 people out of the 296 onboard. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) stated in their report that the failure of the number 2 engine on the DC-10 aircraft caused parts of the rotor fan from the engine to severe the fluid lines of the hydraulic systems that was used to operate the aircraft’s flight control surfaces (1989). The NTSB determined that the probable cause of the accident was the “inadequate consideration given to human factors limitations in the inspection and quality control procedures used by United Airlines' engine overhaul facility which resulted in the failure to detect a fatigue crack originating from a previously undetected metallurgical defect located in a critical area of the stage 1 fan disk that

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