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Boeing: Foreign debris probably sparked 787 fire
| On Wednesday November 24, 2010, 7:40 pm EST
| Joshua Freed, AP Business Writer,
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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KEYWORDS: 787; boeing; boeing787; fod
posted on 11/24/2010 7:07:44 PM PST
Well it is a good thing commercial airlines all fly in an antiseptic clean-room environment.
posted on 11/24/2010 7:11:11 PM PST
(In case you don't know, everything I post is IMHO -- YOU JACKWAGON!)
“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.
posted on 11/24/2010 7:18:26 PM PST
At least it wasn't American debris...
posted on 11/24/2010 7:25:15 PM PST
by El Cid
(Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
Could’ve been some hummus and tabouleh.
posted on 11/24/2010 7:35:17 PM PST
(In the end, it will be either ISLAM or America -- it can never be both. Choose NOW!)
How about a piece of carbon fiber??
posted on 11/24/2010 8:02:43 PM PST
That’s a real good possibility, yes.
posted on 11/24/2010 8:06:11 PM PST
posted on 11/24/2010 8:58:16 PM PST
by A.A. Cunningham
(Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
posted on 11/24/2010 9:35:55 PM PST
(What is the difference between 0bama and his dog, Bo? Bo has papers.)
To: A.A. Cunningham
posted on 11/25/2010 7:19:06 AM PST
(Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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