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Rossiya Boeing 777 Makes Emergency Landing In Moscow After Engine Issue : Reports

A Boeing 777 aircraft operated by Russian airline Rossiya made an emergency landing in Moscow in the early hours of Friday after the pilot reported a problem with the engine, Reports said.

The Rossiya Air flight was reportedly operating as a cargo service from Hong Kong to Madrid.

The pilot requested to make the emergency landing at the Moscow Sheremetyevo airport after one of the left engine control channels failed. No injuries were reported. The type of engine is immediately unknown.

Earlier this week, Boeing recommended suspending all 777s powered by the similar PW engines, following the United Airlines flight 328 engine failure involving Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engine.

On 20th February, United Airlines flight 328 bound to Honolulu, Hawaii experienced a right engine failure causing an in-flight engine fire shortly after take-off from Denver International Airport. The airplane returned safely to Denver, and none of the 229 passengers or 10 crewmembers were injured.

The National Transportation Safety Board or NTSB, which is investigating the United incident, attributed fan blade damage for the engine failure. In its preliminary report, the agency stated that most of the damage was confined to the number 2 engine, with minor damage to the airplane. A preliminary assessment revealed that damage to a fan blade is consistent with metal fatigue.

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