The decision to stop the operations of the 69 aircraft of this model in service worldwide is related to the engine problems registered this Saturday during a United Airlines flight
The company Boeing recommended the suspension of operations of all 69 aircraft of the model 777 that are in service in the world, in addition to all other planes with engines of the type “Pratt & Whitney”. The decision is related to the incident that occurred last Saturday, 20, when the 777-200 used by United Airlines on a flight from Colorado for the Hawaii had a failure in the right engine right after takeoff. Although some wreckage fell on the city of Broomfield, where no one was injured, the aircraft managed to return to Denver International Airport with all 241 people unharmed. According to Boeing, the recommendation holds while the authorities have been investigating the incident and until the Federal Aviation Administration identifies the appropriate inspection protocol.
Using the most recent aircraft records as a basis, the US press states that airlines other than United Airlines that operate the indicated model and engine aircraft belong to U.S, do Japan and yes South Korea. In the United States, the airline American Airlines has already announced through its Twitter account that it is voluntarily and temporarily withdrawing its Boeing 777 aircraft with Pratt & Whitney 4000 engines. The same attitude is being taken by Japanese airlines Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways and by the two main airlines from South Korea, Korean Air and Asiana.
* With information from international agencies