NTSB Finds 'Multiple Breaches' In BA 777’s Engine Casing

An investigation by the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) into last week’s British Airways 777 fire at Las Vegas airport has found the aircraft had several braches in its engine casing.

An investigation by the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) into last week’s British Airways 777 fire at Las Vegas airport has found the aircraft had several braches in its engine casing.

In a statement, the NTSB said its initial investigation into the incident discovered the left GE 90 engine casing of the 777-200ER showed multiple breaches “in the area around the high pressure compressor.”

The NTSB has now indicated it plans to conduct a full teardown of the aircraft’s engine.

GE didn’t comment on the findings but the OEM said it is cooperating with the NTSB’s investigation along with British Airways.

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