Japan Grounds Boeing 777s After United Jet Engine Failure
A Boeing Co. 777-300 aircraft taxis at Dubai International Airport. (Photographer: Christopher Pike/Bloomberg)

Japan Grounds Boeing 777s After United Jet Engine Failure

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Japan Airlines Co. and ANA Holdings Inc. have been ordered to ground their Boeing Co. 777 planes after an engine failure on a United Airlines jet Saturday that rained debris over a Denver suburb.

Japan’s transport ministry ordered the grounding Sunday while safety checks are conducted. ANA operates 19 planes and JAL 13 with the Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engine that failed on the United Airlines flight.

Japan Grounds Boeing 777s After United Jet Engine Failure

United Flight 328 was headed from Denver to Honolulu when the incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. The plane landed safely back at Denver after its right engine failed, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

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