Boeing investigates 787 engine problem

Debris from Dreamliner falls from plane during flight

Boeing, engine maker General Electric and the United States’ National Transportation Safety Board are all looking into a problem related to an engine on a 787 Dreamliner. An incident during a pre-flight test at Charleston Airport at the weekend has prompted the investigation. Debris from the engine fell on the runway, resulting in a fire at the airport near Boeing’s facilities in North Charleston, South Carolina.
“While the investigation is in its early stages, we are unaware of any operational issue that would present concerns about the continued safe operation of in-service 787s powered by GE engines,” Boeing spokesman Marc Birtel assured.
[image courtesy Boeing]


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