Boeing 777: UK bans jets with specific engines over safety concerns

boeing 777 uk bans jets with specific engines over safety concerns

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has ordered twin-jets fitted with PW4000s to stay away in order “to restore an acceptable level of safety”.

The prohibition takes the form of a safety directive that states: “All such Boeing 777 operations in the United Kingdom, whether by UK operators or foreign operators, should cease until appropriate safeguards are in place.”

Saturday’s United Airlines flight 328 from Denver to Honolulu suffered an uncontained engine failure shortly after take-off, with debris from its right engine raining down on the northern suburb of Broomfield.

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The pilots safely landed the aircraft. No one on the ground or on the plane was injured. 

Two months earlier, a Boeing 777 belonging to

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