- In the United States, a United Airlines Boeing aircraft had an engine failure.
- The type 777-200 with 231 passengers and a crew of ten had to land unplanned at Denver Airport on Saturday after the engine failed.
- The US aviation administration announced one
Check the airworthiness of all Boeing 777s with Pratt & Whitney engines.
After large pieces of debris from an aircraft crashed into residential areas not far from the US city of Denver in the state of Colorado after an engine failed, the FAA has drawn consequences.
Machines should be checked
Steve Dickson, head of the FAA announced on Sunday (local time) that machines of this type, which are equipped with certain Pratt & Whitney engines, should be strengthened and checked immediately. “This will likely mean that some planes will be taken out of service,” he said. The inspection intervals should also be increased.
Boeing supports FAA and Japanese Civil Aviation Administration
Boeing said it is recommending that the 69 operating and 59 stored 777s with Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines be suspended while the NTSB investigation is ongoing. You support the measures of the Japanese Civil Aviation Administration and the FAA to suspend the operation of the machines and work with them.
Meanwhile, the Japanese Ministry of Transport ordered a flight ban for aircraft equipped with the affected engines in their own country as a precaution. This affects 13 aircraft from Japan Airlines (JAL) and 19 aircraft from All Nippon Aiwars (ANA), as the Ministry announced in Tokyo.
Airplanes are withdrawn from service
United Airlines announced that it will voluntarily remove 24 Pratt & Whitney 4000 Series Boeing 777 aircraft from its flight plan as an immediate precautionary measure. It should be ensured that these aircraft meet the strict safety standards and can be put back into service. The re are currently 52 of these aircraft in the fleet – 24 active and 28 in storage.