The FAA is investigating after a contained engine failure caused a Midwest Express Boeing MD-81 to abort take-off on 13 June.

The aircraft was scheduled to fly to New York La Guardia on 13 June when the left-hand Pratt & Whitney JT8D-217C failed. Passengers reported hearing a loud popping noise, while the pilots noted aberrant engine indications before bringing the aircraft safely to a halt. All 104 passengers were evacuated without mishap. Though fire-suppressing foam was used by the emergency services, FAA investigators stress that there was no fire in the engine. Midwest Express has sent the engine for teardown to determine the cause of the failure. It is believed that the MD-81 is back in service with a new powerplant.

Source: Flight Daily News