ALERT The FAA issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive to require operators of Boeing 777 with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 to inspect these engines

The FAA issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) (PDF) that requires U.S. operators of airplanes equipped with certain Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines to inspect these engines before further flight. The FAA is taking this action as the result of a fan-blade failure that occurred Saturday on a Boeing 777-200 that had just departed from Denver International…

INCIDENT Garuda Boeing 737 suffers in-flight engine failure shortly after departure

Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-800 returned to Makassar after suffering an in-flight engine failure shortly after departure. The Boeing 737-800, with registration PK-GFF, was performing flight GA-642 from Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport to Djalaluddin Airport. The aircraft took off at 9:17 a.m from Makassar. After a while, at an altitude of 200 feet, the engine number…