BOEING 777: SIGNS OF ‘METAL FATIGUE’ FOUND ON DENVER PLANE ENGINE
One of the fan blades in the plane engine that failed shortly after take-off in Denver showed signs of metal fatigue, investigators say.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said the blade would undergo further examinations.
Flight 328 was able to make an emergency landing at Denver airport on Saturday, but parts of the engine fell on homes. No-one was hurt.
Boeing has recommended grounding all its 777 aircraft with the same engines.
What Made the Indonesian Plane Crash? New Report Sheds Light
In a preliminary report on Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, investigators said the crash might have been caused by several factors, including a problem controlling the engines’ thrust.
BANGKOK — A preliminary investigation into the crash in Indonesia last month of Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 has found that a difference in the level of thrust between the plane’s two engines may have contributed to the aircraft rolling over before it plunged into the Java Sea, investigators said Wednesday.
As in most crashes, the investigators are looking at a range of factors that may have contributed to the cause. They are assessing information from the flight data recorder and the plane’s maintenance records, but searchers have not recovered the cockpit voice recorder, which would tell them what the pilots were saying in their final minutes.Read More>