The recent un-contained engine failure on an aging United Boeing 777-200 raised the question of whether this airplane was simply too old, as it appears that an engine blade sheared, potentially from metal fatigue.  While it is not often that even older aircraft experience fatigue issues that result in serious problems, older airframes do experience higher maintenance costs than younger aircraft, as well as more frequent flight cancellations.


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