The problems for the American aircraft company Boeing continue. US federal regulators in charge of aviation are beginning inspections of some of the Boeing 777 aircraft.
The company itself has also recommended that airlines suspend flights on machines of the model that have a Pratt & Whitney 4000 engine.
The reason for this withdrawal was an accident with a Boeing 777 of the American carrier United Airlines, which crashed on Saturday and debris from it began to spill over a suburb of Denver.
The official cause of the accident was an engine failure. The plane itself, with more than 240 people on board, still managed to land at the airport in the city, but not before a large piece of the engine broke away from it.
United Airlines announced immediately after the accident that it was landing its 24 machines of this model. In Japan, an order was also issued for the temporary suspension of flights of aircraft of this model.
In the United States, regulators have ordered an inspection, and Boeing itself has recommended that the liner not be used until the inspections are completed and the cause of the crash is determined.
This is the second such case, after in December in Japan an aircraft of this model had to make an emergency landing at the airport shortly after takeoff due to a malfunction in the left engine.
The affected aircraft models – Boeing 777-200s and Boeing 777-300s – are older and less fuel efficient, and in many places carriers are already taking them out of their fleet.
The problems with the Model 777 come amid Boeing’s hard struggle to bring back the ill-fated Model 373 MAX, whose two machines crashed fatally, costing more than 300 lives. Nearly two years later, inaccuracies and bugs in its systems were cleared before regulators allowed 373 MAX machines to fly again.
This cost the company huge losses, but also a heavy blow to its reputation.
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