ATLANTA, KOMPAS.com – Another Boeing aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing again after suffering “engine failure.”
The flight carrying 128 passengers was forced to land in Utah after leaving Atlanta at around 1pm on Monday (22/2/2021) The Sun.
According to reports, the plane landed safely and firefighters informed officers that the engine looked intact.
Delta Air Lines declared flight DL2123 from Atlanta to Seattle on a Boeing 757-200. The aircraft made an emergency landing at Salt Lake International Airport due to engine performance issues.
Launch Reuters, a Delta spokesman said the plane was diverted “because the pilot was very careful following a warning indicator indicating a possible problem with one of its engines.”
The flight landed safely without incident and was parked into the hangar without assistance. Delta is also working to accommodate customers on their next flight.
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Someone familiar with the matter said the problem was not the same as an engine failure on a United Airlines Boeing 777-200 flight.
The incident came after United Airlines said it would stop their 777 after the engine caught fire over Denver on Saturday (20/2/2021).
On Sunday (21/2/2021) the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a statement regarding a United Airlines flight engine failure. The FAA said it would step up measures to prevent such incidents from happening again.
“After consulting with my team of aviation safety experts about yesterday’s engine failure aboard a Boeing 777 in Denver, I have directed them to issue an Emergency Airworthiness Directive, which will require immediate or further inspection of the Boeing 777 aircraft equipped with Pratt & Engines. Whitney PW4000, “said FAA Administrator Scott Dickson.
According to him, the FAA reviewed all available safety data after the United Airlines incident.
Based on preliminary information, the FAA concluded the inspection interval should be increased for the fan blades unique to this engine model. This model is only used on Boeing 777 aircraft.
“The FAA is working closely with other civil aviation authorities to make this information available to affected operators in their jurisdiction,” continued the administrator.
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Dickson said FAA aviation safety experts have already met with Pratt & Whitney and Boeing. The agenda seeks to complete the details of the Aircraft Directions and accompanying service newsletters, to ensure appropriate aircraft are included in the inspection.
“The exact details of the examination will be specified in the emergency order,” concluded Dickson’s statement.
In their own statement, United Airlines said it voluntarily complied with FAA guidelines, namely to remove all 777 aircraft from service.
“We are voluntarily & temporarily removing 24 Boeing 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000 series engines from our schedule,” the airline posted on Twitter.
“We will continue to work with regulators to determine additional steps and expect only a small number of customers to be inconvenienced.”
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Meanwhile The Sun reported a child and an elderly woman injured after the plane’s engine caught fire shortly after takeoff in the Netherlands.
The town of Meerssen in the southern Netherlands was showered with debris on Saturday afternoon after an incident involving a Boeing 747-400 cargo plane.
A spokesman for the Dutch Security Council said: “Our investigation is still in its early stages, it is too early to draw any conclusions.”
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