Another Blow to Boeing. This Time From Its Pratt & Whitney Engines.
Boeing Airlines suffered another blow Sunday when a Boeing 777 jet owned by United Airlines suffered a catastrophic engine failure, mid-flight, over Colorado. Fortunately, no one was hurt as a result of the mishap.
This is the third engine failure involving the Pratt & Whitney engine, which The Wall Street Journal reports is used in the United States only by United Airlines. Boeing responded to the news by ordering all airlines to stop flying the Boeing wide-body 777 jets equipped with the Pratt & Whitney engines. The move will affect about a dozen American jets, but in Japan, over a hundred such planes have been grounded by authorities.