Boeing 777 makes an emergency touchdown in Moscow after engine sensor drawback


A Rossiya Airways Boeing 777 cargo airplane made an emergency touchdown at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Friday because of an issue with an engine management sensor, the airline mentioned.

The airplane was a 15-year-old 777-300ER, based on flight-tracking web site FlightRadar24, which implies it has General Electric engines.

These are totally different from the Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines underneath scrutiny after an engine fireplace aboard a United Airlines 777 on Saturday which prompted the suspension of operations involving planes utilizing these engines.

Basic Electrical didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark.

Russian airways function Boeing 777-300ER planes outfitted with Basic Electrical GE90-115B engines, federal aviation company Rosaviatsiya mentioned on Wednesday mentioned, including it was not contemplating suspending operation of these plane.

Rossiya Airways Flight 4520, touring from Hong Kong to Madrid, touched down in Moscow at 0444 native time (0144 GMT), information from Flightradar24 confirmed.

Rossiya Airways, a unit of Russian state provider Aeroflot, mentioned the crew requested the touchdown on the airline’s base airport in Moscow.

“The touchdown befell usually,” Rossiya mentioned in a press release, including that the flight would proceed to Madrid after 0900 GMT on Friday.