Public asked to look out for missing plane engine
American transport safety authorities are now examining an issue with a plane owned by Swiss International Airlines after an incident in July – and the public is being asked to look out for a missing engine part.
The flight took off from Geneva and was heading towards London Heathrow when an engine failed. Passengers heard a bang and saw flames. The plane made an emergency landing at Paris Charles de Gaulle. No one was hurt.
Investigators have discovered a part of the engine is missing. A small rotor around 30 cm long is thought to have been blown off and is likely to be in a forest near Perrigny-sur-Armançon, about 190km south east of Paris. French crash investors are asking the public to keep an eye out for the part. They warn to handle it carefully as the rotor blades are very sharp.
The engine on the Airbus A220 is made by the American company Pratt and Whitney, which means the US is now in charge of the enquiry.