Boeing has yet to emerge from the shadow of the 737 MAX Death Flight, which recently reported malfunctions on its 787, 747 and 737NG models, raising concerns about the quality and safety of the American aviation giant. At this time, however, another model is suspected to have been involved in an accident.
A Boeing 777 flying from Los Angeles to Manila, Philippines, made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport after its engine failed and burst into flames several times. One passenger said it was “the scariest five minutes of our lives.”
Fortunately, there were no casualties in the accident, and the 324 passengers and 18 crew members on board landed safely.
But officials have yet to give an explanation as to whether the accident was caused by a mechanical failure or a “bird strike.”
Plane in flight spews flames Picture: Social Media
Los Angeles International Airport spokesman Heath Montgomery said flight 133 left for Manila at 11:15 a.m. local time on Nov. 21 and landed again around noon, Philippine media reported tuesday. The aircraft was a Boeing 777 aircraft of Philippine Airlines.
Montgomery quoted the pilot as saying there was a “mechanical failure” of the plane, without further details. In addition, there was no flames when the aircraft landed, and the passengers on the aircraft will be transferred to another aircraft.
In the accident, some of the plane’s passengers filmed the plane catching fire. They heard the huge roar of the plane and saw multiple “fireballs” spewing out of the plane. Philippine media reported Tuesday that passenger Geri Camahort Lamata uploaded a video of the plane’s spitfire on Facebook (197.93, 0.42, 0.21 percent), calling it “the scariest five minutes of our lives.”
Passengers captured video of the plane spewing flames Picture: Social Media
The passenger told the media, “The plane (which made a huge explosion) stopped shortly after, and the pilot immediately announced that we had an engine failure, but everything was under control, and then they landed safely.” “
Passengers safely landing Picture: Social Media
Officials have yet to give an explanation as to whether the accident was caused by a mechanical failure or a “bird strike”. It’s worth noting that since the two fatal crashes of the Boeing 737 MAX, boeing’s other aircraft have been exposed to problems.
On May 13 this year, a Qantas Airways Boeing 747 was set off due to engine failure, and passengers saw the “orange flame”; Jeju Airlines and other airlines a total of 11 Boeing 737NG aircraft cracks …
John Barnett, a former Boeing quality management engineer, recently jumped out to report that about 25 percent of Boeing’s 787s may have a faulty oxygen supply system that could endanger passengers’ lives if the cabin lost.
Mr. Barnett, who has worked at Boeing for 32 years, also points out that his plant, the North Charleston plant, has a culture of “cost savings to meet schedules” and deliberately uses problematic parts. But managers did not track individual parts according to the assembly process, allowing the faulty parts to be “lost.”
In addition, vw’s attention to the 737 MAX model is still in a global state of ground ingress, and there is no exact time to resume flight.