Tuesday, February 23, 2021

UK closed the skies to some Boeing planes


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Britain has banned some Boeings from entering its airspace

Aircraft with a certain engine type will be banned from entering British airspace after one of them collapsed in the sky and showered debris on an American city.

The British authorities closed their airspace to some Boeing 777 aircraft after the engine of one of them failed during a flight over the American city of Brumfield. This is reported by the Telegraph with reference to the words of British Transport Minister Grant Shaps.

“Following the events of this weekend, Boeing B777s powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 series engines will be temporarily barred from entering UK airspace,” Shaps said.

The British Civil Aviation Authority confirmed that no British airline operates aircraft with this model.

According to the newspaper, 69 out of 128 such aircraft are now undergoing maintenance around the world, and the rest are in storage.

Recall that on Saturday, a Boeing 777 engine caught fire during the flight, its parts fell on the city of Bloomfield in Colorado. There were no casualties.

On the same day, the engine of a Boeing 747-400 cargo plane caught fire in the sky over the Dutch community of Merssen. Its debris fell on the village, injuring a woman and damaging several cars.

In this regard, Boeing recommended suspending flights of Boeing 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000-112 engines.

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