The Netherlands is investigating the crash of a Boeing cargo plane that crashed its engine part shortly after takeoff on February 20.
Reuters reported that as soon as it took off from Maastricht airport on February 20, a Boeing 747-400 cargo of Longtail Aviation airline crashed most of the small metal parts in the engine from the air. center down to the town of Meerssen, in the south of the Netherlands, damaged the car and injured a woman slightly.
On February 22, a spokesman for the Dutch Safety Commission said: “Our investigation is still in its preliminary stage, it is too early to draw conclusions.”
Witnesses reported that they were shocked to see fire coming from one of the plane’s engines. Luckily, the plane then landed safely at Liege airport in Belgium, about 30km south of the Dutch city of Maastricht.
The troubled Boeing 747-400 cargo plane, believed to have flown from the Netherlands to New York, used a Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engine, a smaller version of the engine on a United Airlines Boeing 777. Airlines also had a similar incident on February 20 in the US.
On February 21, Boeing recommended airlines to stop flights using older Boeing 777 aircraft, equipped with PW4000 engines to wait for engine testing after a United Boeing 777 incident. The airline suffered a fire engine and spilled debris across Denver, US on weekends.
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