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Date: 25 May 1979
Airline: American Airlines
Flight No.: 191
Aircraft: DC-10-10
Location: Chicago, IL
Fatalities: 270:270+2

Photographer: Unknown

The aircraft crashed on takeoff from Chicago after the #1 engine and pylon separated from the wing during rotation. A leak in the hydraulic lines allowed the left-side slats to retract, while the right-side slats remained extended. This led to a stall on the left wing which resulted in the roll-over. This is the deadliest crash in United States history.




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