Boeing Says Some 777s Should Be Grounded

The FAA has ordered United Airlines to step up inspections of the aircraft after the engine of one blew apart over Denver on Saturday.

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JOHANNAH GRENAWAY: Boeing said airlines should ground all 777 airplanes with the same type of engine that blew apart over Denver on Saturday. Pieces of the casing of the engine, which is a Pratt and Whitney PW4000, rained down on suburban neighborhoods. Fortunately no one was hurt, and the flight landed safely.

According to Boeing, there are 69 planes with that same engine in service and another 59 in storage. Most carriers that fly those planes said they would temporarily pull them out of service. The US Federal Aviation Administration has ordered United Airlines to step up inspections of the aircraft. For Newsy, I'm Johannah Grenaway.