Continental Airlines 737-500 that crashed on takeoff at Denver last month suffered a ruptured fuel tank in the right wing (ATWOnline, Dec. 23, 2008), causing fuel to spill onto the engine, National Transportation Safety Board investigators said, according to the Rocky Mountain News. Lead investigator Bill English said a final report will take at least a year but that investigators "don't have any indication now of an engine failure after a preliminary look." He said, "Evidencewise, we've got ...

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