a Boeing turns round after dropping an engine cowling throughout takeoff | EUROtoday

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Lhe black streak appears to by no means finish for Boeing… A airplane from the American plane producer misplaced a part of its hood throughout takeoff from Denver airport, within the United States, this Sunday, April 7.

The airplane, a Southwest Airlines 737-800 mannequin, was making ready to go away the bottom for Houston when an engine cowling got here off. According to ABC News, the airplane circled ten minutes after takeoff. It relanded with out issue at its start line, earlier than being towed to the boarding gate.

One hundred and thirty-five passengers and 6 crew members have been on board the Boeing on the time of the incident. No folks have been injured. They arrived in Houston 4 hours later than scheduled, aboard one other airplane.

One of the passengers shared a video of the incident on his X account. “Thanks for the heart attack this morning,” he quipped. “We are sorry to have caused you concern this morning,” the airline replied.

Open investigation

According to the American media, an investigation was opened by the American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Maintenance groups are inspecting the plane. According to preliminary investigations, crew members on board the flight said that “the engine cover came off during takeoff and hit the wing flap.”

The FAA had already opened an investigation after an issue that occurred on one other Southwest Boeing 737 final Thursday. According to Agence France-Presse (AFP), the takeoff of a airplane was canceled after the report of an “engine incident” simply earlier than takeoff.

READ ALSO Should you be afraid of flying Boeing planes? These incidents are these in an extended collection involving the American plane producer for the reason that begin of the 12 months. Around ten incidents have been recorded, a few of that are critical, together with the lack of a door in the course of the theft of an Alaska Airlines plane.

Faced with this statement, an audit was launched on the standard management of the Boeing. It overwhelms the manufacturing of the 737 mannequin by revealing round ten compliance issues.