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In article <airliners.1994.1609@ohare.Chicago.COM>, kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) writes: > I believe the USAir incident was blamed in part on a missing or >incorrectly installed retaining cable. I believe this cable was added to the design after the aft cone bolt was found to be a weak spot. There is an AD on the 737-200 that requires a check of the aft cone-bolt about every 25 hours. This cable also broke in the SW 737 incident in DAL a few years ago. The engine remained on the airplane suspended by the two forward cone bolts. >Finally, several instances of 727s losing #1 or #3 come to mind -- AA >from DFW to SAN near the AZ/NM border and NW over northern Florida. >In both cases, the foreign object damage (FOD) to the engine caused >the separation As I recall, these were both number 3 engines and were caused by blue ice from the forward lav service panel.