The American manufacturer of Boeing aircraft recommended suspending the operations of its 777 aircraft equipped with Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines until the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) identifies the appropriate protocols for inspection.
« While the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) investigation is underway, we recommend suspending operations of the 69 777 aircraft in service and the other 59 in depot with 4000-112 Pratt & Whitney engines until the FAA identify the appropriate inspection protocol, « the company assured.
A United Airlines Boeing 777-200 made an emergency landing at Denver International Airport on Saturday after it the right engine failed and exploded mid-flight.
All 241 people on board, including 231 passengers and 10 crew members, were unharmed. Debris falling from the burning engine spread through three nearby neighborhoods, causing no injuries.
Earlier on Sunday, United Airlines made public that it took 24 of its Boeing 777s out of service after the FAA said the agency would issue a emergency order and would require more intensive inspections of Boeing 777 flights that have the same type of engine as the accident in Denver. reported the Xinhua agency.