A very shocking and concerning report has been shared around the airline companies grounding several planes. There are several airline companies that have grounded dozens of planes after a particular incident that took place on February 20, 2021.
According to the report, several airline companies from Japan, United States, and South Korea have proceeded with grounding the planes. The planes that have been grounded by the particular airlines from these countries are Boeing 777 aircraft.
The airline companies from all the countries made a unanimous decision to grounding all the Boeing 777 aircraft after a particular incident. The decision was made by the airline companies as a result of an incident where one of the Boeing 777 aircraft was met with an engine failure.
As a result of the engine failure, the debris from the failed engine fell over Denver city. Right after the incident, the board of Boeing (BA) Company released a statement about the incident on February 21, 2021.
While making the announcement, the Boeing (BA) management recommended the airline companies to stop flying the jets with particular engines. The company revealed that the airline companies that have Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 should stop flying them at once.
In the meanwhile, the authorities from the United States of America are conducting a thorough investigation of the Denver incident.
The Boeing (BA) Company revealed that there are currently 69 Boeing 777 jets that are currently in service and have these engines. The company also revealed that 59 out of these 69 Boeing 777 jets are currently residing in the storage.
At present, there are several airline companies that are using the Boeing 777 jets that are currently using the Pratt & Whitney 4000 engines. The names of the airline companies using the particular jets include All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Japan Airlines, United Airlines, and Korean Air.
Right after the incident, these companies proceeded with grounding the Boeing 777 jets after the incident over Denver. The Boeing 777 jet with the faulty engine belonged to United Airlines and had 231 passengers boarding the plane.
The plane had flown from the Denver airport for Honolulu but right after take-off, the plane’s engine lure occurred. Although the flight safely made it back to the Denver airport, yet the debris from the faulty engine fell over the residents in Denver.
The investigation into the incident has shown that the particular engine of the plan had two of its blades fractured. The agency currently investigating the incident is the United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
Although the findings were from the initial phase, yet they managed to trigger concerns many concerns over at the other airlines with the same jets. Therefore, the airline companies have gotten rid of the faulty engine planes to avoid facing the same kind of incidents.