After engine failure During the flight over Colorado, the United States announced the immediate inspection of all three “Seven”, and Japan suspended their use until a decision on further action.
This was reported by ABC News.
“I have instructed to issue an emergency directive requiring immediate inspections of the Boeing 777 with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. This could mean that some aircraft will be taken out of service,” said Steve Dixon, head of the US Federal Aviation Administration.
He added that it is necessary to check the hollow fan blades, which are only in the engines of this model.
The American airline United Airlines, which owned the damaged liner, agreed “voluntarily and temporarily” to remove its Boeing 777 from the schedule.
Meanwhile, Japan’s Ministry of Transportation has ordered Japan Airlines to suspend the use of the Boeing 777 with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines while additional measures are being considered.
The publication notes that on December 4, 2020, the Japanese agency reported an emergency landing of Japan Airlines due to a malfunction of the left engine. This liner is 26 years old, as is the damaged United Airlines plane.
— Broomfield Police (@BroomfieldPD) February 20, 2021
We will remind that on Saturday, February 20, at the passenger plane of Boeing 777-200 of the United Airlines company during flight over the city of Broomfield, Colorado, the right engine failed. Details of its cladding fell on the residential area. At that time, there were 231 passengers on board, as well as 10 crew members. None of them were injured, as the pilot managed to deploy the plane and make a successful landing at the airport.
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