This document photo was taken on March 30, 2020, provided by Jin Air, and shows a B777 aircraft taking off from Incheon International Airport west of Seoul. (Golden Airlines)
According to foreign media reports, a B777-200 aircraft suffered an engine failure after flying to Honolulu on Saturday (local time), and it was found that the fairing and other parts of the aircraft were scattered on the ground in Denver.
According to reports, the United Airlines flight landed safely and did not cause any injuries on the aircraft or on the ground.
Boeing recommended to its customers the 777 jets that are matched with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines.
Korean Air currently operates 6 of the 1
A Korean Air spokesperson said: “We are negotiating with Boeing and the Ministry of Transport on the suspension of the aircraft. The authorities have not recommended stopping the operation of the aircraft.”
Korean Air’s budget carrier Jin Air Co. operates four B777 aircraft on domestic routes. The carrier said it is awaiting advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Since the beginning of last year, as countries have tightened entry restrictions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, local airlines have suspended most of their flights on international routes.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) began an investigation into the accident. The report said that the NTSB will focus on the cause of engine failure. (Yonhap News Agency)