Boeing 777 engine from Denver incident showed “fatigue” on parts

One of the fan blades of the Boeing plane’s engine that recently failed after taking off from Denver American airport He showed signs of fatigue in the metal it is made ofsay researchers from the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The US air safety supervisory body explained last night in an appearance on social media that that piece will undergo further testing.

The Boeing company recommended this Monday to suspend the operations of the 69 aircraft of the model 777 that were in service and of the 59 in storage, all of them with ‘Pratt & Whitney’ type engines, after the aforementioned incident that occurred on Saturday with one of them in flight, according to Efe.

The last two British Airways 747s.  BRITISH AIRWAYS (FILE PHOTO) 10/8/2020

The decision came after the incident recorded last Saturday by one of these planes, United Airlines flight 328, which departed from the American city of Denver, in Colorado, bound for Honolulu, in Hawaii. The ship had to return from emergency after suffering problems with an engine, whose parts fell on a suburb of the capital of the state of Colorado, informed the authorities.

The NTSB confirmed that two fan blades on the Pratt & Whitney engine from Flight 328 had broken. One of them showed signs of metal fatigue and Investigators believe the second sheet broke and chipped. The president of the NTSBRobert Sumwalt explained that the shovels would be sent to a Pratt & Whitney laboratory for further examination by safety inspectors. “Our goal is to understand what happened and why it happened so that we can prevent this from happening again,” he stressed.

Another incident with Boeing is investigated

United Flight 328 was carrying 231 passengers to Honolulu when he suffered a failure in his right engine. Passengers aboard the Denver flight described a “large explosion” shortly after takeoff and the plane began to shake violently and lose altitude.

The Dutch authorities Investigating another incident with a Boeing 747-400 cargo plane since yesterday that lost several pieces of the turbine blades after suffering a fire, apparently in an engine, after taking off from Maastricht airport bound for New York, for which he had to land in Belgium. Two people were slightly injured in Meerssen from falling parts of the plane, which also damaged several houses and cars in the city.


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