US aviation body orders extra inspections of some Boeing 777s

Washington (AFP) – The US Federal Aviation Administration ordered extra inspections Sunday of some Boeing 777 passenger jets, after a United Airlines flight suffered engine failure a day earlier, scattering debris across a Colorado community. FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said the order meant some 777s would “likely” be removed from service.  He had consulted with his team of aviation safety experts after Saturday’s engine failure aboard a Boeing 777 airplane shortly after it took off from Denver. “I have directed them to issue an Emergency Airworthiness Directive that would require immediat…

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