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Boeing 777 engine failure over Denver was caused by ‘metal fatigue,’ NTSB suggests

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...

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