On Saturday, engine wrecks fell from a plane into the suburbs of Denver.
Boeing 777s were shut down everywhere after one of those planes crashed in Denver over the weekend, the Independent writes. The shutdown was recommended by the manufacturer himself.
Aircraft wrecks crashed in the U.S. city on Saturday after a defective engine on a U.S. Airlines passenger plane exploded shortly after takeoff. The same 777 aircraft have the same Pratt and Whitney transmission.
Passengers from Denver to Hawaii subsequently reported horrific ordeals. The plane had almost reached cruising altitude, and it was the captain who spoke to the passengers when an explosion shook the cabin, accompanied by a huge flash. The machine then began to vibrate violently. The explosion was also heard on the ground.
United Airlines announced after the incident that it would voluntarily shut down its 777s, and the Japanese Ministry of Transportation has instructed local airlines to do the same. The ministry also noted that on December 4, one of the flights from Naha to Tokyo had to return because a similar failure was detected at the left engine. According to Boeing, a total of 69 777s are in use.
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