The US aircraft manufacturer recommends temporarily not using the aircraft. The US aviation authority announces a review. Japan’s Ministry of Transport ordered a flight ban for aircraft with affected engines
After the engine failure one Boeing 777 not far from Denver in the state of Colorado, the aircraft manufacturer Boeing has recommended that it refrain from using its 777 machines with the type of engine that caused incidents over the weekend. The US aviation authority FAA has already 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,” said Dickson. The inspection intervals should be increased.
Meanwhile, the Japanese Ministry of Transport ordered a flight ban for aircraft equipped with the affected engines in their own country as a precaution. This affects 13 aircraft from Japan Airlines (JAL) and 19 aircraft from All Nippon Aiwars (ANA), as the Ministry announced in Tokyo.
Debris fell on residential areas
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 Boeing United Airlines (UA) 777 landed safely at Denver International Airport. There were no reports of injuries – either on board or on the ground. The machine was on its way from Denver to the capital of Hawaii, Honolulu. According to the FAA, the right engine of the machine failed shortly after takeoff. Also in the Neiderlanden aircraft parts fell down and injured people.
United Airlines announced that it was volunteering as an immediate precautionary measure 24 Boeing Remove Pratt & Whitney 4,000-engine 777 aircraft from flight plan. 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.
(Reuters / APA / dpa)
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