Boeing 777s with the same engine as the one which caught fire after taking off from Denver will be temporarily banned from entering UK airspace. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced the move on Twitter after a United Airlines 777 using Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines bound for Hawaii was forced into an emergency landing. Its right engine was seen engulfed in flames and debris plunged towards the ground shortly after take-off on Saturday. After issues this weekend, Boeing B777s with Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 series engines will be temporarily banned from entering the UK airspace. I will continue to work closely with the @UK_CAA to monitor the situation. — Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) February 22, 2021 Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Plane engine fire sends debris over Denver All 231 passengers and 10 crew onboard, as well as those on the ground, were unhurt. Mr Shapps’s tweet, later echoed by one from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), followed a separate incident in the Netherlands on Saturday, when a plane’s engine caught fire shortly after take-off from Maastricht Airport and a woman was injured by falling debris. Advertisement The engine in that incident, which… Read full this story
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