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    Boeing recommends suspending 777 flights after United Airlines plane incident in Denver

    Boeing says it is inspecting the incident involving United Airlines Flight 328 in Denver, Colorado.

    The Boeing company recommended suspending operations of the 69 777 model aircraft in service and 59 in storage, all of which are powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, following an incident Saturday with one of them in mid-flight.

    “Boeing is actively inspecting the incident involving United Airlines Flight 328. While the (authorities’) investigation is ongoing, we recommend suspending operations of all 69 in-service 777s and 59 in storage with ‘Pratt & Whitney 4000-112’ engines until the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) identifies the appropriate inspection protocol.”

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    “Boeing supports the decision taken this Sunday by the Civil Aviation Bureau of Japan and this Monday’s initiative by the FAA to suspend operations of 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112″ engines, assures the aeronautical company.

    The decision came after the incident recorded last Saturday by one of these United Airlines aircraft that departed from the U.S. city of Denver, Colorado, bound for Honolulu, Hawaii.

    The aircraft had to make an emergency return after experiencing problems with an engine, parts of which fell over a suburb of the Colorado state capital, authorities said.

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    The plane, a Boeing 777-200, returned to Denver International Airport and landed “safely after experiencing a failure of its right engine shortly after takeoff,” the AFA said in a statement.

    “We are voluntarily and temporarily removing 24 Boeing 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000 series engines from our program,” American Airlines said on its Twitter account.

    The company says it will continue to “work closely with regulators to determine any additional steps and we expect that only a small number of customers will be inconvenienced.”

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    “Safety remains our top priority, which is why our teams are participating in extensive training to prepare for and manage incidents such as (Denver flight) UA328,” the airline concludes.

    According to local U.S. media, based on the most recent aircraft registration data, the only airlines operating with the affected engines are in the U.S., Japan and South Korea.

    Bazezew Zerihun
    Bazezew Zerihun
    Bazezew Zerihun is the Founder, CEO & EDITOR IN CHIEF of Awutar. He lives in Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. By profession, he is Blogger, Content Writer, Web Designer, and Developer. If you want to get in touch with him write via: [email protected]


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