Boeing 737 missing

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That's two today....

It crashed because of Brexit

Case closed
I think that I will avoid using Boeing aircraft for a while longer.

Could be either Pratt & Whitney, General Electric or Rolls-Royce as the culprit. And here's another one, rather closer to the UK, on the same day, and it's not a 737 either.

'A plane was forced to land in Belgium when one of its engines exploded shortly after taking off from Maastricht in the Netherlands on Saturday afternoon, according to the Veiligheidsregio, the safety region responsible for the area.

'Bits of metal from the plane fell around the Dutch village of Meersen, damaging several vehicles, but the aircraft was able to land in Liège, after being diverted to the Belgian town for safety reasons, a spokesman for the Veiligheidsregio reported. A fire service spokesperson said an elderly woman was slightly injured when debris fell on her.

'The four-engine aircraft, a Boeing 747-400 cargo plane, had been bound for New York. There was no risk of it crashing after the destruction of one of its engines since planes of this type can fly on a single engine, a spokeswoman for the Dutch airport said. The cause of the mishap was not immediately known.

'Belgium’s air traffic control agency, Skeyes, guided the plane, which belonged to the British airline company Longtail Aviation, into Liege Airport, where it landed at about 5:11 PM Belgian time, according to the Flightradar site.'

Update; seems P&W is the culprit in the 777 incident. No news on the 747.

'Boeing called for the grounding of 128 of its 777 planes across the world on Sunday as US regulators investigated a United Airlines flight whose engine caught fire and fell apart over a suburban American community.

'United, Asiana and Japan’s two main airlines confirmed they had already suspended operations of 63 planes fitted with the same family of engine which scattered debris over Denver on Saturday.

'The US National Transportation and Safety Board is also investigating the incident, in which no one was hurt.
Boeing warned similarly fitted planes should be taken out of service until the Federal Aviation Authority had determined an inspection procedure.

“While the NTSB investigation is ongoing, we recommended suspending operations of the 69 in-service and 59 in-storage 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines,” the company said.'

Another Boeing 777 with engine problems, though in this case GE rather than P&W.

'A Boeing Co. 777 aircraft operated by Rossiya Airlines made an emergency landing at 4:44 a.m. in Moscow because of engine trouble.

'Friday’s incident with the Rossiya Air flight came less than a week after an aircraft of the same model flown by United Airlines Holdings Inc. suffered a dramatic engine blowout over Denver, shedding debris onto neighborhoods below.

'While the Denver incident triggered a worldwide grounding of older 777 aircraft with Pratt & Whitney engines, the Rossiya cargo jet is powered by General Electric Co. turbines, according to fleet data from

'The 15-year-old Rossiya aircraft was heading from Hong Kong to Madrid, according to an employee at Sheremetyevo International Airport, who declined to be named.

'The crew of the plane requested to make the emergency landing after one of the left engine control channels failed, according to Interfax. No injuries were reported.

'A GE spokesman said by email that its support teams were working with airline to resolve the issue quickly and return the plane to service. Neither Boeing nor Rossiya Air were immediately available for comment.'


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