TECH US aviation body orders extra inspections of some Boeing 777s

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US aviation body orders extra inspections of some Boeing 777s

AFP

08:42, February 22, 2021

The US Federal Aviation Administration ordered Sunday extra inspections of some Boeing 777 passenger jets, after a United flight suffered engine failure a day earlier in Colorado.

A United Airlines Boeing 777 suffered an engine failure over Denver earlier today. (Photo via Instagram)

"After consulting with my team of aviation safety experts about yesterday's engine failure aboard a Boeing 777 airplane in Denver, I have directed them to issue an Emergency Airworthiness Directive that would require immediate or stepped-up inspections of Boeing 777 airplanes equipped with certain Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines," FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said on Twitter.

"This will likely mean that some airplanes will be removed from service."

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