American aircraft manufacturer Boeing asked airlines to land their long-haul B-777 aircraft equipped with the type of jet engine that ignited this weekend in a United Airlines flight soon after flying to the western United States is.
The accident occurred on Saturday when flight UA328, a Boeing 777-220 flight to Hawaii, suffered a serious engine problem shortly after take-off from Denver Airport, causing the engine to explode due to the theft of several components. Shattered and fell into several residential areas. Denver
Following this incident, the US Civil Aviation Authority (FAA) intends to order immediate inspection of these aircraft, specifically equipped with Pratt & Whitney reactors.
United Airlines flight is the third in recent years to face a similar incident involving the B-777 equipped with these engines.
US investigators are trying to determine why the reactor failed shortly after the plane took off, forcing it to move to Denver Airport and dump debris into several residential areas.
United Airlines, the only airline in the United States to operate such an engine, said Sunday evening that it dropped about 20 aircraft out of service after the incident.
According to the US press, Boeing recommends that airlines land a total of 128 aircraft, while the FAA investigates it. Due to the epidemic, most of these airlines are out of service due to low demand for long haul flights.
Boeing said, however, 69 B-777 aircraft equipped with Pratt & Whitney 4000 series engines are currently in service.
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