They were pictures like from an action film: a view from the airplane window. Airy heights. OH GOD, THE ENGINE IS BURNING!
241 people on board. Fear of death! Metal parts crash into the ground. The horror on the way to Hawaii!
After the engine failure of a Boeing 777 not far from Denver in the state of Colorado, the US aviation authority FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has now announced consequences.
Machines of this type, which are equipped with certain Pratt & Whitney engines, should be intensified and checked immediately, said FAA chief Steve Dickson on Sunday (local time) and announced a corresponding emergency policy. “This will likely mean that some aircraft will have to be taken out of service.” The inspection intervals should be increased.
On Saturday, as a result of the engine failure, large parts of the aircraft fell as debris in residential areas not far from Denver. The United Airlines (UA) Boeing 777 landed safely at Denver International Airport with 241 people on board. There were no reports of injuries – either on board or on the ground. According to the FAA, the right engine of the machine failed shortly after takeoff.
United Airlines announced that it will immediately voluntarily remove 24 Pratt & Whitney 4000 Series Boeing 777 aircraft from its flight plan as a precautionary measure. It should be ensured that these aircraft meet the strict safety standards and can be put back into service. There are currently 52 of these aircraft in the fleet – 24 active and 28 in storage.
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