Question: What type of engine is used in the Boeing 777?

Can a Boeing 777 fly on one engine?

Aircraft only had to stay within a certain flight time from the nearest suitable airport in case an emergency landing was required. The Boeing 777-200, the plane in question in the incident over the weekend, can fly over five hours with just one engine thanks to its 330-minute ETOPS certification.

What caused the 777 engine failure?

On Feb. 13, 2018, a 777 flying United Airlines passengers from San Francisco to Honolulu experienced a failure of the same type of engine over the Pacific. The plane landed safely in Honolulu. The NTSB concluded that a fan blade inside the engine fractured, leading to the failure.

What engines did Flight 328 have?

No injuries have been reported on the ground or among the 231 passengers or ten crew. UA328’s engines were Pratt & Whitney PW4000s, each 16 feet long, weighing 16,000 pounds, and capable of generating more than 90,000 foot-pounds of thrust.

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