Boeing calls for GLOBAL grounding of all 128 777s with same Pratt and Whitney engine that exploded mid-air over Denver: United Airlines says its 24 planes will not fly again until FAA inspection | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Boeing calls for GLOBAL grounding of all 128 777s with same Pratt and Whitney engine that exploded mid-air over Denver: United Airlines says its 24 planes will not fly again until FAA inspection

Boeing has called for the grounding of all 128 planes of its Boeing 777-200's that use Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines as US regulators investigate a United Airlines plane whose engine exploded and rained down debris over Denver.

United and Japan's two main airlines - Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways - confirmed they have already suspended operations of 56 planes fitted with the same engine which disintegrated mid-flight over Colorado on Saturday. United acounts for 24 of those aircraft, while the Japanese operators have 32.

South Korea is the only other country using the same combination of a Boeing 777-200's with a Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines - although operations have not been suspended there. A further 59 of the total 128 planes are not in service.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It needs to be remembered that Boeing sells the airframe, and the purchaser chooses the engines to be installed. The problem may well be with Pratt and Whitney, not Boeing.

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