- Nov 20, 2003
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A 747 had a similar incident on the same day with multiple injuries on the ground. The picture of the debris embedded in the car earlier in this tread is from that incident.I doubt it. Note that the P&W 4000-112 engine type is specifically for the B777. I suspect the grounding order is for the engine, not the airframe.
It said 128 jets should be suspended until inspections had been carried out. United Airlines, Egyptair, and operators in Japan and South Korea have all said they will not be flying their Boeing-777s.
The NTSB said late on Monday that two fan blades on Flight 328's Pratt & Whitney engine had broken. One of them showed signs of metal fatigue, and investigators believe it broke off and chipped the second blade.