Boeing aircraft have been in problems in the past two years. On the 4th local time, a Japanese Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft damaged its engine in the air, forcing the pilot to return and make an emergency landing. Fortunately, no people were injured.
Boeing plane accident again, JAL passenger plane engine damaged and forced landing
According to NHK and other media reports of the Japan Broadcasting Association, the Boeing 777 flying JAL Flight 904 took off from Naha Airport in Okinawa Prefecture at about 11:50 p.m. local time and headed for Tokyo, carrying 178 passengers and 11 crew members. During the climb of the plane, the pilot reported a failure. About 30 minutes later, the passenger plane returned and made an emergency landing.
Passengers on board: The left engine made a loud explosion, and then the plane kept shaking, and some seats had fallen oxygen masks.
It can be seen that the engine cover on the left side of the passenger plane partially fell off, revealing a large hole, the internal pipes and lines were clearly visible, and some engine blades were missing. According to the local airport, when the passenger plane took off seven minutes and reached an altitude of about 5,500 meters above the ground, the engine of the plane oscillated abnormally and the plane was forced to return. Some passengers said that they were really scared at that time and even wanted to write a suicide note.
Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has determined that the incident is a “major event” that may cause a serious accident, and has sent a three-person investigation team to investigate the details. Before that, Boeing airliners have repeatedly had safety problems. In October 2018 and March 2019, the Boeing 737 MAX passenger plane was grounded worldwide after major air crashes, killing more than 300 passengers and crew. The FAA lifted the grounding order for the aircraft only last month.
In this accident, the extent of the damage to the aircraft’s engine attracted outside attention. Has the damage such as missing blades and exposed pipelines reached a serious level? Once the left engine makes a loud noise in the air, does it mean that the engine on one side completely fails from a professional point of view? How likely is it to cause a vicious accident? Poke the video and watch the expert interpretation ↓