Two individuals have been injured after the jet engine of a Boeing freight airplane burst into flames soon after taking off in the Netherlands.
Particles from the 747-400 jet fell on the Dutch town of Meerssen on Sunday afternoon when it entered trouble soon after removing from Maastricht airport.
A senior female was left with a head injury after being hit by a piece of the engine while a child burned their hand by picking up another little smoldering metal.
The accident came after the engine of a Boeing 777 jet blew up in the skies over Denver at the weekend, showering particles on the city.
2 individuals have actually been injured in the Netherlands after the engine of a Boeing 747-400 freight jet burst into flames, drizzling particles down on the town of Meerssen (visualized, a turbine blade stuck in the roofing system of a vehicle).
The aircraft had just taken off from Maastricht airport around 4.10 pm Sunday when a fire began in one of its engines, causing metal to fall from the sky.
The plane, which belonged to Bermuda-based Longtail Aviation (file image), was bound for New york city however right away faced problem.
The 747 jet involved in the mishap in the Netherlands was using a Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engine, a smaller sized version of one involved in the explosion over Denver.
Dutch safety inspectors stated the 747 aircraft came from Bermuda-based Longtail Aviation and had actually taken off from Maastricht airport around 4.10 pm on Sunday.
The airplane was bound for New york city JFK airport and was because of go through UK airspace, skirting Sheffield and Manchester along the method.
However it got into problem moments after takeoff, causing particles to rain from the sky.
A senior woman was harmed by a piece of falling metal while a kid burned their hand after picking up a smoldering piece.
Meerssen, where most of the debris was found, lies simply two miles from the end of the runway in Maastricht.
The 30-year-old aircraft was diverted to Liege airport, in neighbouring Belgium, however invested a long time circling above the Ardennes at 10,000 feet to burn fuel and drop weight before landing.
Photos from Meerssen reveal a damaged piece of engine turbine blade embedded in the top of a vehicle, while other pieces cluttered the pavement.
A number of homes were likewise damaged by the falling engine pieces, Dutch nationwide broadcaster NOS reported.
A Dutch air safety spokesman said it appears that the fire started in one of the jet’s four engine shortly after departure.
While the precise cause of the damage is unknown, the representative stated it appears the engine has actually sucked up a things which caused the turbine blades to break.
The Dutch Air Security Board has actually started an examination into the fire, but would not comment further. Boeing is referring all queries to investigators.
The mishap took place simply a day after another Boeing 777 jet suffered an explosion in one of its engines in the skies above Colorado.
The mishap came just a day after the engine of another Boeing jet – a United Airlines 777 passenger plane – took off in the skies over Denver.
The image above programs smoke originating from the damaged engine left wing.
The Broomfield Police Department posted pictures on Twitter revealing large, circular pieces of debris leaning against a home in the residential area about 25 miles north of Denver.
The Boeing 777-200 aircraft, carrying 231 passengers and 10 team, was heading to Honolulu on Saturday from Denver International Airport when particles struck the aircraft’s right engine, triggering it to emerge into flames.
The captain had been offering a statement over the intercom when a large explosion rocked the cabin, accompanied by a bright flash.
Big pieces of the engine, consisting of a near-intact nacelle – the rim around the front of the jet intake – fell on the city of Denver, hitting houses and sports fields.
The event required the pilot to make an emergency landing back in Denver just 20 minutes after liftoff, at around 1.30 pm local time.
Incredibly, there were no injuries reported either on board the flight or on the ground.
Video taken on board the aircraft revealed the scary picture of the flaming jet engine noticeable from travelers’ windows, and the moment the aircraft touched back down to rings of applause.