Tuesday, February 23, 2021

In the aftermath of engine failure, Japan bans the use of Boeing 777 aircraft with Pratt & Whitney 4000 engines


TOKYO, KOMPAS.com – Japan has asked airlines to avoid using Boeing 777 aircraft with Pratt & Whitney 4000 engines for takeoff, landing and flight until further notice.

The announcement was made by the Japan Aeronautical Service Information Center on Sunday (21/2/2021) as quoted from Reuters.

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The notification came after a Boeing 777-200 belonging to United Airlines airline in the United States (US) suffered damage to its right engine.

Luckily, the plane landed safely at Denver International Airport on Saturday (20/2/2021) and all passengers survived.

The aircraft is 26 years old and is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. There were no injuries in the incident.

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Reported Kompas.com Earlier, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported the Boeing 777-200’s right engine failed shortly after take-off.

Broomfield Police said the plane dropped debris at several locations in Broomfield, Colorado, USA, on Saturday.

US police said there were no reported injuries from the crashing incident.

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Broomfield Police Department Public Information Officer Rachel Welte said any damage to residential areas was still under assessment.

Launch ABC News, someone who knows the situation said, investigators will focus on the possibility of a machine failure.

“Some of the debris landed in Commons Park and in the Northmoor and Red Leaf neighborhoods. Patrol officers are working to find all the debris,” the police said.

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Broomfield Police urged residents not to touch the debris they found and immediately reported it to the police.

“The most important thing right now is that we are now securing the scene,” Welte told a news conference.

Video of aircraft engine damaged and burnt shared by Twitter account @michaelagiulia.

In the video, it looks like the engine cover has been torn and removed. The fire is still visible inside the machine.

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