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777 engine explosion not a plane design issue – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-02-22 15:17:06 –

Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) – FAA has ordered an emergency inspection of an engine that exploded on a United Airlines-operated Boeing 777.

It happened when the flight left Denver on Saturday for Hawaii. Some parts of the engine fell into Broomfield, Colorado. No one was injured.

Boeing has instructed companies operating 777 jets on Pratt & Whitney engines to ground these particular aircraft.

An aviation analyst told KSN News that he is focusing on engines rather than airplanes. The survey does not affect the Wichita economy.

“I don’t think it makes any sense to Boeing or Spirit. It’s a Pratt & Whitney engine issue, not a design issue. In fact, the 777 has been built on this type of engine for over 15 years. Not, and only a few of the 777s there, “said Richard Aboulafia, vice president of analytics at Teal Group.

There are only 128 Boeing 777s worldwide with Pratt & Whitney engines.

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