777 strews debris over Colorado

Feb. 23, 2021
United Airlines Flight 328 took off from Denver International Airport at 1 p.m. bound for Honolulu, Jeff Wise reports for NY Magazine.

BROOMFIELD, Colo., - The United Airlines 777 that suffered an uncontained engine failure this afternoon over Broomfield, Colorado, was the third oldest 777 in operation. The aircraft, tail number N772UA, first flew in 1994 and was delivered to United in September, 1995, three months after the 777 made its first commercial flight for the airline that June, Jeff Wise reports for NY MagazineContinue reading original article.

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

February 23, 2021 -The UA328 flight from Denver to Honolulu was powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000s. The aircraft was climbing at 12,000 ft. when the right engine failed on February 21.

Boeing released the following statement: "Boeing is actively monitoring recent events related to United Airlines Flight 328. While the NTSB investigation is ongoing, we recommended suspending operations of the 69 in-service and 59 in-storage 777s powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines until the FAA identifies the appropriate inspection protocol.

Boeing supports the decision yesterday by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau, and the FAA’s action today to suspend operations of 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines. We are working with these regulators as they take actions while these planes are on the ground and further inspections are conducted by Pratt & Whitney. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available."

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