Skip to comments.Boeing: Foreign debris probably sparked 787 fire
Posted on 11/24/2010 7:07:40 PM PST by BenLurkin
Boeing Co. said Wednesday that some kind of foreign debris probably caused the electrical fire aboard a test flight for one of its new 787s earlier this month.
The company said is making "minor design changes" to the plane's power-distribution panels and is working on a plan to resume test flights of the much-delayed plane.
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Well it is a good thing commercial airlines all fly in an antiseptic clean-room environment.
“The Chicago-based company said its engineers believe the problem began as either a short circuit or an electrical arc in a power distribution panel, “most likely caused by the presence of foreign debris.”
I’m guessing a discarded juicebox (has aluminum) or one of those little V-8 cans, or a beer can stashed by a worker.
Could’ve been some hummus and tabouleh.
How about a piece of carbon fiber??
That’s a real good possibility, yes.
Bush’s fault, of course
And subsequently denied by Boeing.
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