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Airplane debris falls on Denver suburb

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A United Airlines flight bound for Hawaii was forced into an emergency landing after debris from the aircraft plunged towards homes in Denver.

Debris from Flight 328 between the capital of Colorado and Honolulu was spotted strewn across a residential area in Broomfield, including the engine rim and what appeared to be parts of the engine casing.

https://news.sky.com/story/united-airlines-flight-makes-emergency-landing-after-parts-of-boeing-aircraft-drop-over-homes-12224351

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1LsFwQ7niw

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Eldorado

 

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Amaryllis

Imagine how scared the people were while looking out the window seeing that. Glad no one was hurt.

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Eldorado

US plane manufacturer Boeing has recommended grounding all of the 777-model aircraft which have the same type of engine that suffered failure and shed debris over Denver on Saturday.

It said 128 jets should be suspended until inspections are carried out.

United Airlines and Japan's two main operators have already stopped using 56 planes with the same engine.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56149894

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Looks like the root cause was a blade failure:

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The initial examination of the Pratt & Whitney PW4077 engine revealed:

- The inlet and cowling separated from the engine
- Two fan blades were fractured:
+ One fan blade was fractured near the root
+ An adjacent fan blade was fractured about mid-span
+ A portion of one blade was imbedded in the containment ring
+ The remainder of the fan blades exhibited damage to the tips and leading edges

Investigators continue to examine the engine, airplane and the photographs and video taken by passengers aboard United flight 328.

The Aviation Herald

 

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Michelle

An incident involving a Boeing 747-400 cargo plane that dropped engine parts after a mid-air explosion and fire over the southern Netherlands on Saturday is under investigation, the Dutch Safety Board said.

The Longtail Aviation cargo plane, flight 5504, scattered small metal parts over the Dutch town of Meerssen, causing damage and injuring a woman shortly after take-off, Maastricht Airport spokeswoman Hella Hendriks said.

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https://finance.yahoo.com/news/boeing-747-cargo-plane-drops-104628676.html

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