United Airlines removing 24 Boeing 777s from service after Denver incident

The airline announced Sunday it was immediately removing the planes “out of an abundance of caution.” The 24 aircraft are part of the 52 777s in the United fleet. The other 28 remain in storage. The move is voluntary and temporary, United said, and should disrupt only “a small number of customers.”

The announcement came after the FAA issued an emergency order saying it would be stepping up inspections of Boeing 777 airplanes equipped with certain Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. “We reviewed all available safety data following yesterday’s incident,” FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said, referring to the United Airlines

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