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Boeing 777 with engine trouble makes emergency landing in Moscow: Airline

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    Reuters

Moscow, Russia   /   Fri, February 26, 2021   /   02:43 pm
Boeing 777 with engine trouble makes emergency landing in Moscow: Airline Boeing employees and guests welcome a Boeing 777X airplane returning from its inaugural flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington on January 25, 2020. (AFP/Jason Redmond)

A Boeing 777 airliner on Friday made an emergency landing in Moscow with engine problems, the operating airline said, days after another model rained down engine debris over the United States.

"During cargo flight No. 4520 from Hong Kong to Madrid, incorrect operation of the engine control sensor was discovered," airline Rossiya told AFP in a statement, adding that "the crew decided to make an emergency landing in Moscow."

Online flight trackers confirmed the flight was carried out with a Boeing 777.

Bloomberg reported that the aircraft, operated by Rossiya Airlines, made an emergency landing in Moscow at 4:44 a.m. local time due to engine trouble, less than a week after a similar aircraft flown by United Airlines Holdings Inc. suffered a dramatic blowout over Denver, shedding debris onto neighborhoods below.

The Rossiya Air flight was operating as a cargo service from Hong Kong to Madrid, according to an employee at Sheremetyevo International Airport, who declined to be named. Neither Boeing nor Rossiya Air were immediately available for comment.

The crew of the plane requested to make the emergency landing after one of the left engine control channels failed, according to Interfax. No injuries were reported. The type of engine wasn’t immediately clear.