Korea orders airlines to inspect engines on Boeing 777 jets

25-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:03 AM Print This Post

South Korea has ordered its airlines to inspect Boeing 777 jets with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 type engines, the transport ministry said on Tuesday.

The order follows damage to a fan blade on the same type of engine that failed on a United Airlines Boeing 777 flight on the weekend.

The chair of the US air accident investigator has described that damage as consistent with metal fatigue, going by a preliminary assessment.

Korean Air, Asiana Airlines and budget carrier Jin Air have 16, nine and four of these planes respectively, the ministry said in a statement. The airlines have grounded aircraft they had in operation.

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