Again engine problems with a Boeing aircraft: emergency landing in Moscow

Less than a week ago, the same United Airlines plane over the city of Denver lost parts of an engine after it caught fire.Image REUTERS

Rossiya Airlines’ flight was carrying cargo from Hong Kong to Madrid, an employee of the Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport said. Neither Boeing nor Rossiya Airlines were immediately available for comment.

The crew of the aircraft requested the emergency landing after the left engine had been given a cure, the Russian news agency Interfax reports. There were no injuries in the emergency landing.

The type of engine involved in the Rossiya Airlines-Boeing is not yet known. The incident in the United States was with a Boeing 777 with a PW4077 engine from the manufacturer Pratt & Whitney. An initial examination of the pieces that had broken off from that Boeing’s engine revealed a crack that had grown over time. As a result of the incident, all Boeing 777 aircraft with the relevant engine are currently on the ground.

Longtail Aviation’s Boeing 747-400, parts of which broke down above Meerssen on Saturday, also has a Pratt & Whitney engine.


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