The UK has temporarily banned Boeing B777s with certain engines after incident in Denver where a plane’s engine caught fire and was forced into an emergency landing.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced the move on Twitter after a United Airlines 777 using Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines bound for Hawaii was forced into an emergency landing.
Its right engine was seen engulfed in flames and debris plunged towards the ground shortly after take-off on Saturday.
All 231 passengers and 10 crew onboard, as well as those on the ground, were unhurt.
The US plane-maker has urged airlines to ground all 777s with the Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engine, advising against using them until the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) finds an appropriate protocol for inspections.