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Jetliners Grounded by Engine Problems Put Back in Service

August 27, 1985|United Press International

SEATTLE — Northwest Airlines put back into service Monday two Boeing jetliners that had to abort their flights because of engine trouble shortly after taking off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

A Boeing 747, carrying 400 passengers and a crew of 16, had to shut down one of its four engines and dump most of its fuel over Puget Sound 30 minutes into its flight to Tokyo on Sunday and return to the airport. The engine was replaced.

A Boeing 757, with 122 passengers and seven crew members, was forced to make an emergency landing at Spokane International Airport on Saturday about an hour after taking off for New York.

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