February 23, 2021

Metal fatigue suspected in Boeing 777 engine scare

New York (AFP) – Metal fatigue has emerged as the chief suspect in last week’s spectacular engine failure on a United Airlines plane, which scattered debris over suburban Denver and led to dozens of Boeing 777 aircraft being grounded worldwide. Even prior to the Denver incident, US air safety regulators had been weighing stricter inspections on the jets and their Pratt & Whitney engines following a December 2020 incident in Japan, US officials said Tuesday.  The FAA reviewed inspection records and maintenance history after a Japan Airlines fan blade incident on December 4, 2020 “to determine t…

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