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Another United Airlines flight experienced a right engine failure in 2018

February 22, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Saturday's dramatic engine failure on a United Airlines flight is the second time since 2018 that the right engine failed during a United flight.

(CNN)The dramatic engine failure on a United Airlines flight flung debris across neighborhoods outside Denver and caused the airline to ground more than 20 planes out of caution.

It's the second time in three years that the right engine failed during a United Airlines flight.

In 2018, a Boeing 777 bound for Honolulu lost the cover to its right engine mid-flight.

Like the plane involved in Saturday's engine failure, the Boeing in 2018 was headed for Hawaii, too.

The planes were powered by similar engines

The Boeing 777 involved in the 2018 incident was powered by Pratt & Whitney's PW4000 112-inch engines.

The engine damaged on Saturday outside Denver was also a Pratt & Whitney engine, the PW4077.

In its final report of the 2018 incident, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found that an engine blade failed and United mechanics didn't have the proper training to inspect blades.

Another aircraft with a Pratt & Whitney engine was grounded on Saturday: A cargo-carrying Boeing 747's engine failed in the Netherlands.

Boeing recommended suspending operations of all Boeing 777 aircraft with the Pratt & Whitney 4000 engines, and several countries have since banned, grounded or opened investigations into planes with the same engine.

The United Kingdom said Monday it will temporarily ban Boeing 777s with PW4000 engines from entering UK airspace.

South Korea's Asiana Airlines has also grounded its fleet of Boeing 777 planes, which are also powered by PW4000 engines.

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