Statements from the NTSB update Wed Apr 18, 2018 afternoon
41 degree left roll for a few seconds.
Flaps 5 instead of 30 or 40.
Touchdown speed 165 knots / 190 mph. Normal is around 135 knots.
22 minutes from incident to touchdown.
Residents are finding additional pieces of engine cowling.
Pilot and flight attendant interviews being conducted.
Documenting window frame. Row 14. Found no acrylic window pieces inside the airplane. Removed the plastic sidewall to inspect the fuselage there.
Received good information, photos, videos from passengers. Send to [email protected]
This is the last on-scene press briefing.
Thanks to American Airlines for use of their hangar.
Where did the fan blade separate? Separated in 2 places. Fatigue fracture at the hub. Also secondary fracture further up the blade. Crack was on the interior of the fan blade, not visible from the exterior.
Cause of death? No official statement from NTSB. Leave up to medical examiner.
Why did window break? Don't know.