Federal Aviation Administration Director Steve Dickson (Steve Dickson) has ordered the agency’s aviation safety experts to issue an emergency airworthiness directive requiring “immediate or enhanced inspections of Boeing 777 aircraft equipped with certain Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. “
FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said in a statement to Twitter: “This may mean that certain aircraft will be out of service.”
According to the FAA, aviation safety experts will meet on Sunday night to finalize the details of the order and all accompanying service announcements to ensure that the appropriate aircraft are included. The exact inspection details will be specified in the emergency order.
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The move was in response to a United Airlines flight that experienced an engine failure after taking off from Denver International Airport on Saturday but landed safely after landing debris towards northern Colorado.
A Boeing spokesperson did not immediately respond to FOX Business’ request for comment.
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