Passenger Takes Video of Boeing 777 Engine Catching Fire and Breaking Apart

Mish

Boeing suspends operations for planes powered by a Pratt & Whitney 4000 model engine following an engine fire and emergency landing.

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Boeing Suspends Aircraft With Pratt & Whitney 4000 Engines

Boeings woes continue as the company suspends 777s after Engine Failure on United Flight 328.

Boeing suspended operations for more than 100 of its aircraft Sunday after an engine on a United Airlines flight from Denver caught fire and fell apart, scattering debris in a Colorado neighborhood before the plane landed safely.

The suspensions apply to the model airplane used in Saturday's flight to Hawaii, the 777 powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines, the company said in a statement.

Video from a passenger on United Flight 328 — which was carrying 231 people to Honolulu on Saturday — showed one of the plane's flaming engines falling apart in the sky. A pilot reported a "mayday" and told air traffic control that the plane had had an "engine failure," authorities said.

Large pieces of metal fell into a neighborhood in Broomfield, Colorado; there were no reports of injuries. The pilot turned the plane around and landed safely at Denver International Airport.

It's amazing that no one got hurt.

Mish

Comments (23)
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Sechel
Sechel

starting to think is just safer to not fly boeing airplanes

BlueStater
BlueStater

Remember the old saying, "If it ain't Boeing I ain't going"? Time for a revision, alas.

Doug78
Doug78

No one got hurt because that plane was made to take an engine exploding and still land which is the amazing part of the story.

nick2you2
nick2you2

Commonly known in pilot circles as an 'aluminum shower'!

One-armed Economist
One-armed Economist

If I was a couple States aways can I still file as hit by something?
JUST kidding! Lets see if any ambulance chasers emerge.

njbr
njbr

Took off from JFK two years ago coming back from Rome. Boeing 777.

BANG! Like a shotgun sound. One engine dead.

Looped around and was on the ground in 20 minutes surrounded by fire engines.

It's a problem that you can't drive to Europe.


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