Boeing 777 with engine problem makes emergency landing in Moscow
A Boeing 777 airliner made an emergency landing in Moscow with engine problems on Friday, the operating airline said, days after another model rained engine debris over the states -United.
State-owned airline Rossiya said the crew recorded “incorrect operation of the engine control sensor” on a cargo flight from Hong Kong to Madrid and “decided to make an emergency landing in Moscow.”
Online flight tracks confirmed that the flight was performed with a Boeing 777.
The airline said the unscheduled landing went off without incident and no one was injured. The plane was to continue its journey to Madrid after a delay of several hours, he added.
The incident came just days after Boeing confirmed that dozens of its 777 planes had been grounded around the world following a fire in a United Airlines plane’s engine and the scattering of debris above a suburb of Denver, Colorado.
Rossiya told AFP later on Friday that the Boeing 777 that made the emergency landing in Moscow was fitted with a different make of engine than the plane that threw engine parts in the United States. United last week.
The failure of the United Flight engine was yet another blow to the beleaguered US aviation giant which was forced to ground another fleet of planes after a series of fatal crashes.
Engine malfunctions are not uncommon and most planes are designed to be able to fly for several hours on a single engine until the crew identifies and lands at the nearest available airport.
Investigators attributed the Denver incident to a fan blade that broke shortly after takeoff due to metal fatigue and apparently punctured the engine cowl, known as the cowl.