The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered additional inspections on some Boeing 777 passenger aircraft this Sunday (21), due to an engine malfunction in a United Airlines flight on Saturday Debris is spreading in a Colorado suburb.
The agency’s administrator, Steve Dixon, said it would mean some aircraft were “likely to be put out of service”.
“After consulting with my team of aviation safety experts about yesterday’s engine failure on a Boeing 777 aircraft in Denver, I instructed them to issue an Emergency Airworthiness Instruction, which included a Boeing 777 with some Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. Requires immediate or intensive inspection of the aircraft, ”Dixon said on Twitter.
A video recorded from inside the aircraft – carrying 231 passengers and 10 crew members – showed the Boeing 777-200’s wing flames and the right engine with no cover, as it moved to Denver Airport. Came back (see below).
According to officials, the pilots managed to land safely and no one was injured on the plane or on the ground.
Dixon said a preliminary review of safety data pointed to the need for additional investigations on the jet propeller fan.
Plane crashes fall near homes in American suburban areas
The accident occurred in the Colorado capital of Denver.
He said FAA officials met with representatives of Pratt & Whitney and Boeing on Sunday night.
Flight UA328 was going from Denver to Honolulu when the engine failed immediately after takeoff.
Residents of Broomfield, a suburb of Denver, found large portions of the aircraft scattered in the neighborhood, including a huge circular metal piece that fell into someone’s yard.
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