It might be 2021, but Boeing is having a flashback to 2019. Two years after Boeing’s 737 Max planes were grounded due to safety issues that led to two fatal crashes, some of its 777s are now under scrutiny for engine malfunctions.
On Saturday, a United Airlines flight from Denver to Honolulu had to make an emergency landing when the aircraft’s right engine failed 20 minutes after takeoff. It appears that two engine fan blades fractured, setting the engine on fire and creating an explosion that blew off parts of the engine. Those parts fell to the ground, scattering large pieces of debris near houses and in public parks. The entire front casing of the engine landed in front of a house in Broomfield, Colorado. No one in the aircraft or on the ground was hurt.