An investigation into the incident is ongoing
A preliminary investigation into the recent engine failure of a Boeing 777 has indicated that the damage was “consistent with metal fatigue.”
In a statement, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said an initial examination of the Pratt & Whitney engine that failed just a few minutes into a United Airlines flight revealed:
The inlet and cowling separated from the engine;
Two fan blades were fractured;
One fan blade was fractured near the root;
An adjacent fan bla...