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US News USA: Boeing 777 incident in Denver appears to be related to metal wear, according to NTSB

09:35  23 february  2021
09:35  23 february  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

Boeing requests the immobilization of 128 planes worldwide, after the incident in Colorado

 Boeing requests the immobilization of 128 planes worldwide, after the incident in Colorado © Hayden Smith / EPA / MAXPPP The engine of a Boeing 777 caught fire, near Denver, in the United States, February 20. A Boeing 777, which had taken off Saturday from Denver (United States), had to turn around in an emergency after the fire in its right engine. Following the incident, which left no injuries, the aircraft manufacturer called for the immobilization of several dozen planes.

BOEING-777-USA-NTSB: USA: Boeing 777 incident in Denver appears to be related to metal wear, according to NTSB

USA: L'INCIDENT DU BOEING 777 À DENVER SEMBLE LIÉ À UNE USURE MÉTALLIQUE, SELON NTSB © Reuters / HAYDEN SMITH / @ speedbird5280 USA: BOEING 777 INCIDENT IN DENVER SEEMS RELATED TO METAL WEAR, ACCORDING TO NTSB

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Monday that the damage observed on a hollow blade of the Pratt & Whitney engine which had failed during the flight of a United Airlines Boeing 777-200 in Denver appeared compatible with metallic wear.

Speaking at a press conference, the director of the NTSB added that it was not clear from the preliminary evidence whether the failure of the P & W4000 engine soon after the aircraft took off on Saturday was similar to that experienced by another Boeing 777 in February 2018.

Australia clears Boeing 737 MAX flights to resume

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The engine blade of the United plane is due to be examined on Tuesday in a Pratt & Whitney laboratory under the supervision of an NTSB investigator.

"What is important is that we truly understand the facts, circumstances and conditions of this particular incident before we can compare it to any other incident," Robert Sumwalt told reporters.

The US Federal Civil Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to issue a new emergency guideline soon to strengthen hollow blade inspections.

Robert Sumwalt said Saturday's incident was not considered an uncontrolled engine failure, as the containment ring retained the flying parts, and the aircraft's cabin did not suffer no structural damage.

(David Shepardson in Washington and Jamie Freed in Sydney; French version Jean Terzian)

Death of the Italian ambassador in the DRC: Rome calls the UN to account .
© Supplied by Le Point Italy on Wednesday asked UN to open an investigation and " clear answers "after the death of its ambassador in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the attack on a convoy of the World Food Program (WFP) which organized the trip of the diplomat. Ambassador Luca Attanasio, 43, died after being shot and wounded when the WFP convoy he was traveling in was ambushed in the province of North Kivu (east), near the border with the Rwanda .

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