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The United States was already considering enhanced controls before the incident

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A Boeing 777 in Italy (illustrative image). – Massimo Insabato / Mondadori Portf

The US aviation regulator, the FAA, was already planning to impose more stringent inspections of Pratt & Withney engines, before the damage this weekend in the United States. The aircraft was involved in a spectacular incident on a Boeing 777 that occurred on Saturday.

“Following an incident on a fan blade on December 4, 2020 on a Japan Airlines flight, the FAA examined the records of the inspections carried out and the maintenance history of the engine, carried out a metallurgical examination of the fragment fan blade to determine the cause of the fracture and was in the process of assessing the need to adjust blade inspections, ”said the regulator in a message sent Tuesday to AFP, a spokesperson specifying that there was indeed talk of possibly strengthening inspections.

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