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February 23, 2021, 10:08 AM

Investigators Find Metal Fatigue in UAL 777’s Failed Engine

NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt said that a fan blade from the PW4000 that failed in-flight on February 20 showed so-called "beach" marks.

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Feb 24, 2021 - 8:32 AM
The interim order by U.S. authorities to inspect all Pratt & Whitney PW4000-112s applies to some 125 Boeing 777s.
Feb 23, 2021 - 4:29 PM
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Feb 23, 2021 - 10:08 AM
NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt said that a fan blade from the PW4000 that failed in-flight on February 20 showed so-called "beach" marks.
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Feb 23, 2021 - 7:28 AM
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Feb 22, 2021 - 12:53 PM
An inflight engine failure suffered by a cargo 747-400 involved a smaller version of the PW4000 that failed over Colorado on February 20.
Feb 22, 2021 - 7:35 AM
Following the grounding of all 32 of the suspect 777s in operation in Japan, the FAA ordered immediate or “stepped up” inspection of 24 airplanes at UAL.
Feb 21, 2021 - 9:18 AM
The uncontained failure of a Pratt & Whitney PW4077 forces a United Airlines 777-200 to return to Denver.