The Boeing 777 grounding was explained visually: Pratt and Whitney engine failure in two incidents on the same day
Aviation security officials focus on a massive fan blade when investigating the root cause Engine failure aboard a Boeing 777-222 airliner on Saturday that scatters huge pieces of aircraft over the suburbs of Denver.
This engine failure can be related to several others that stretch for years. But first, let’s review the details of the recent event.
United Airlines Flight 328 towards Honolulu reported a right engine failure shortly after leaving Denver International Airport at 12:49 p.m. The engine caught fire and began to disintegrate as the passengers recorded and photographed the failing engine in flight.
Chad Schnell was among the passengers in the front row, looking at the damaged and burning engine. He saw that in front of the window:
Some of the…