FAA Orders Immediate Inspections After United Engine Failure
The Federal Aviation Administration said late Sunday it was ordering immediate inspections of Boeing Co. 777 aircraft equipped with the type of engine that broke apart in the air and scattered debris over a Colorado town over the weekend.
“This will likely mean some airplanes will be removed from service,” FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said in a statement.
The move comes as safety investigators in the U.S. are looking into why the Pratt & Whitney-made engine of a United Airlines Holdings Inc. 777-200 jet failed shortly after the Honolulu-bound flight took off Saturday, forcing the plane to return to the airport.
“We reviewed all available safety data following yesterday’s incident,” Mr. Dickson said. “Based on the initial…