A Boeing 777 airplane flying from Hong Kong to Madrid was forced to make an emergency landing in Moscow after experiencing an engine failure.
The 777 aircraft operated by Rossiya Airlines reportedly requested to make the emergency landing after one of its left engine control channels failed mid-flight.
“The crew of the plane requested to make the emergency landing. The landing took place normally. The aircraft will continue the flight to Madrid after 12.00 Moscow time on 26 February 2021,” said Rossiya/
Flight tracking website FlightRadar24 said the plane was a 15-year-old 777-300ER.
According to AirFleets.com the 777-300ER was fitted with General Electric’s GE90-115B engines which were different from the PW4077 engine made by Pratt & Whitney that recently had problems in Colorado.
Boeing and General Electric have not yet made a statement on the incident.
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