Steve Dickson

Transportation • Air Transportation & Traffic, Flying
US aviation authority announces inspection after engine failure of a Boeing 777
US aviation authority announces inspection after engine failure of a Boeing 777
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After the engine failure of a Boeing 777 near Denver in the state of Colorado, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced consequences. Machines of this type equipped with certain Pratt & Whitney engines should be strengthened and immediately inspected.

The agency has ordered extra inspections of Boeing 777 jets fitted with the Pratt & Whitney 4000 engine following the incident. "We reviewed all available safety data following [Saturday's] incident," said FAA administrator Steve Dickson in a statement.