Investigators say AA flight 587 engines did not fail before crash

Wednesday, December 19th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Investigators in Tulsa say there's no sign engine failure caused the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 in New York City last month. The engines were brought to American Airline's Maintenance Center here in Tulsa.

Investigators say they've found no evidence of engine failure, in-flight fire, foreign object damage, such as a bird strike, or a pre-impact malfunction. They also reviewed the plane's maintenance records. It showed two controls malfunctioned during pre-flight check. They were reset by a mechanic who solved the problem before take-off.

Investigators suspect severe turbulence may have played a role in the crash that killed everyone on board.