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In the aftermath of an engine fire on a Boeing on a route between Denver and Honolulu, the aviation authority ordered the aircraft manufacturer to carry out further inspections of its fleet.
The US Federal Civil Aviation Administration (FAA) on Sunday announced it was issuing an emergency directive afterin Denver, calling for enhanced inspection of similar planes.
Statement from FAA Administrator Steve Dickson.
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Steve Dickson, the director of the FAA, said the directive applies to777s equipped with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines individuals, adding that this " certainly means that some aircraft will have to be taken out of service" .
In a statement, he added that early evidence on Saturday's Colorado incident indicated that the "inspection interval should be increased for hollow blades specific to this type of engine, used only on Boeing 777 aircraft ».24 suspended aircraft
United Airlines is the only US airline to have in its fleet ofaircraft with PW4000 engines.
Shortly after the FAA's announcement, United said it was suspending the use of its 24 Boeing 777s equipped with PW4000 engines and discussing with US regulators possible additional measures needed to ensure the return to service these devices safely.
On Saturday, an aircraft making a flight between Denver (Colorado) and Honolulu (Hawaii) with 231 passengers and 10 crew members, had been forced to make an emergency U-turn due to the fire in its turbojet engine law.
The aircraft had landed safely at the Denver airport from where it had just taken off, and none of its occupants were injured.
Video taken by a passenger on flight UA328 shows the plane's right engine in flames and shows that the damaged engine fairing is completely missing.
As the Boeing returned to the airport, a shower of debris, some large, fell over a residential area in Broomfield, a town on the outskirts of Denver. No one was hit on the ground.
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After an engine failure, a Boeing 777 made an emergency landing in the Russian capital Moscow. © Provided by Finanz.net MIKE CLARKE / AFP / Getty Images A few days after the engine failure of an Boeing 777 in the USA, another wide-body jet of this type made an emergency landed in the Russian capital Moscow. On the flight from Hong Kong to Madrid there were problems with the left engine on Friday night, several Russian media reported unanimously, citing unspecified sources.