Boeing does not lift its head: after the incident with the burning engine, it has ordered the suspension of the flight of the model 777 aircraft
There were no injuries, but last Saturday the travelers of United Flight 328 got a good scare when one of the Boeing 777’s Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines burned. Now, the company has announced in a statement that it recommends suspending the flight of the 69 model 777 aircraft that are operational, as well as the 59 models that are in storage.
The recommendation comes a couple of days after the incident and with the intention of conducting an investigation into what is happening with this model. A problem with the Boeing 777s, which comes weeks after the affair with the Boeing 737 Max will begin to be solved.
Boeing stops the flight of planes with the same engine
At Boeing statement, the company explains that it supports the decision of regulatory bodies such as the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau or the American FAA. They explain that they recommend suspending the flight of all 777 models with the engines that have failed and explain that the these engines company, Pratt & Whitney, is also conducting an inspection.
“Boeing is actively monitoring recent events related to United Airlines Flight 328. While the NTSB investigation is ongoing, we recommend suspending operations of the 69 777s in service and 59 in storage with Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines. , until the FAA identifies the appropriate inspection protocol. We are working with these regulators as they take action. Meanwhile, these planes are on the ground and Pratt & Whitney is conducting further inspections. “
With 231 passengers, the incident flight was going from Colorado to Hawaii, but had to backtrack because some of the fuselage parts fell from the sky.
The Boeing 777 model only operates in the US, Japan and South Korea. In fact, most airlines were already retiring this model as it was older and less efficient aircraft, but the incident with one of its engines could accelerate this process. On the part of Japan, the agency has already banned your flightas a problem was also experienced with one of these engines in early December 2020.
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