Monday February 22, 2021 07:39 AM
Boeing said on Sunday it was recommending airlines halt flights to Boeing 777s, similar to a United Airlines plane that has suffered a right-engine failure, until the Federal Aviation Administration issues its directives after examination.
Boeing said it recommends “suspending 69 777s in service and 59 in storage with Pratt & Whitney 112-4000 engines until the Federal Aviation Administration determines the appropriate testing protocol.”
The Federal Aviation Administration said it would issue emergency instructions requiring extensive inspections of Boeing 777s with Pratt & Tenny 4000-112 engines.
United said earlier on Sunday that it had temporarily suspended all flights of its 24 Pratt & Teny 4000 Boeing 777s with Pratt & Whitney 4000 engines.
The US Federal Aviation Administration had said that a United Airlines plane had a malfunctioning right-hand drive shortly after it left Denver International Airport on its way to Honolulu on Saturday, scattering parts of it, but it returned safely to the airport.
United said in a statement that there were no reports of injuries on board Flight 328, which was carrying 231 passengers and a crew of ten.
Bromfield, Colorado, police released pictures of airliner from the Boeing 777-200, but there were no reports of any casualties on the ground.
Source: World News: Boeing recommends airlines suspend 777 flights
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