A United 777-200 takes off from Washington Dulles (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

Safety Regulators Take Action After United Airlines Engine Failure

The airline industry has acted quickly after a United Airlines 777-200 experienced an uncontained engine failure on Saturday, scattering debris across a Broomfield, Colorado neighborhood. Two Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines powered the incident aircraft, and Boeing and multiple countries have since grounded 777 jets that feature the engine model. While it is still too soon to say what caused the engine explosion, former NTSB Director of the Office of Aviation Safety Tom Haueter suspects a fan blade may be…