The investigation into the engine failure of the Boeing 777 may take more than a year to complete. Still, it is becoming increasingly clear what happened to the United Airlines aircraft last weekend.
One of the Boeing 777’s engines exploded last weekend, a phenomenon that caused several parts to fall on a residential area of Denver, in the United States. According to authorities, cited by the AP, the plane managed to land safely at Denver International Airport and no one on board or on the ground was injured.
According to the CNN, which cites the first findings of the survey that looks at what failed during United Airlines flight 328, the incident was due to “metal wear”.
Preliminary findings indicate that the engine explosion was “consistent with the metal wear“According to information from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that is analyzing the accident.
The aircraft in question was a Boeing 777-220 by United Airlines, which took off on Saturday from Denver, Colorado, to Honolulu, Hawaii, with 231 passengers and 10 crew members on board.
The plane was forced to return to the airport from which it left, after the right engine fire in flight. Images filmed by a passenger on flight UA328 show the right engine on fire, with the engine’s fuselage destroyed.
Liliana Malainho, ZAP //