'High risk' of plane fault repeat
Mar 13th 2009 by javasoft
Experts have warned there is a "high probability" that a fault which caused a British Airways jet to crash-land at Heathrow could hit other Boeing 777s.
US air accident investigators called for a component to be redesigned after a Delta Air Lines plane reportedly encountered a similar problem.
Manufacturers Rolls-Royce say the new part should be ready within the year.
It comes after tests proved a build-up of ice in the engine was the most likely cause of the Heathrow crash.
The Boeing 777, with 152 people on board, crashed in January 2008, causing one serious injury.
The captain and co-pilot were praised for averting a major disaster.
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