Boeing 777 cargo plane makes emergency landing in Moscow after detecting engine trouble

A Rossiya Boeing 777-300ER cargo plane made an emergency landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Friday due to a problem with an engine control sensor, the airline said.

The 15 year-old plane according to flight tracking website FlightRadar24 was fitted with General Electric engines.

Those are different from the Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines under scrutiny after an engine fire aboard a United Airlines 777 last week which prompted the suspension of operations involving planes using those engines.

Rossiya Airlines Flight 4520 was travelling from Hong Kong to Madrid and it touched down in Moscow at 0444 local time.

Rossiya Airlines, a unit of Russian state carrier Aeroflot, said the crew requested the landing at the airline’s base airport in Moscow.

“The landing took place normally,” Rossiya said in a statement

The Russian airlines operate Boeing 777-300ER planes equipped with General Electric GE90-115B engines, federal aviation agency ‘Rosaviatsiya’ said. It added that it was not considering suspending operation of those aircraft.