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Boeing Dreamliner Makes Emergency Landing in Japan
The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 15, 2013 | KOSAKU NARIOKA And HIROYUKI KACHI

Posted on 01/15/2013 6:25:24 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

TOKYO—A Boeing BA +0.51% 787 Dreamliner operated by All Nippon Airways Co. 9202.TO -1.08% made an emergency landing at Takamatsu airport in southern Japan on Wednesday morning, the airline and government agencies said, in the latest incident to hit the aircraft.

A spokesman for ANA said the landing was made after an alarm indicated a problem with batteries used in the plane. An official at Takamatsu airport said smoke was detected, but had no further details.

The plane landed at 8:47 a.m. and the 129 passengers were evacuated safely using the plane's emergency slides. The plane had a crew of 8.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerospace; aviation; boeing

1 posted on 01/15/2013 6:25:27 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

This is really sad. America once set the standard for aircraft design, reliability and safety. Fifty years of decadence and educational decline seem be taking its toll. We live in sad times.


2 posted on 01/15/2013 6:30:16 PM PST by allendale
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To: MinorityRepublican
Bewtter change the name to PanAm and go back to this reliable unit:


3 posted on 01/15/2013 6:30:16 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s/15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-Defense is The First Human Right.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
BREAKING: Major Japanese Airline Just Grounded All Of Its Boeing 787s


4 posted on 01/15/2013 6:34:25 PM PST by blam
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To: MinorityRepublican
BREAKING: Major Japanese Airline Just Grounded All Of Its Boeing 787s


5 posted on 01/15/2013 6:34:34 PM PST by blam
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To: allendale
"If it's Boeing, it ain't going."

Quip aside, I'm sure Boeing will sort things out.

6 posted on 01/15/2013 6:36:23 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: allendale

Not sure about this one, but all the others that had problems were assembled in WA, not SC. WA is union, SC is not.


7 posted on 01/15/2013 6:37:07 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: blam

I’d swim to Japan before I’d get on one of those things.

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8 posted on 01/15/2013 6:41:18 PM PST by Mears
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To: ilovesarah2012; 1rudeboy
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner Isn't Very 'Made In The USA'


9 posted on 01/15/2013 6:49:31 PM PST by blam
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To: 1rudeboy
"If it's Boeing, it ain't going."

Haha...reminds me of some oldies:

"If you really don't care..fly US Air"

"If you got all Day...fly TWA"

..and my favorite, the flight attendant's nickname for Denver International Airport (DIA) "DamnNear in Abilene".
10 posted on 01/15/2013 6:55:47 PM PST by DJlaysitup
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To: MinorityRepublican

This is almost one serious incident per day. Batteries, cracked cockpit windshield, fuel leaks....
Is this union sabotage for moving to SC, use of too many overseas parts, or really bad design?


11 posted on 01/15/2013 7:01:54 PM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: DJlaysitup

DELTA and terrorists Don’t Even Let Them Aboard


12 posted on 01/15/2013 7:02:08 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: blam

That’s why I said “assembled”. LOL


13 posted on 01/15/2013 7:04:46 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: DJlaysitup
"If it's Boeing, it ain't going."

Haha...reminds me of some oldies:

"If you really don't care..fly US Air"

"If you got all Day...fly TWA

****************

AND.....

DELTA
Doesn't Ever Leave The Airport

14 posted on 01/15/2013 7:19:34 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: blam
I recall the emphasis on International Team..

The 787 International team

and IIRC some related problems in the various stages of development.

15 posted on 01/15/2013 7:22:23 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Vendome

ping


16 posted on 01/15/2013 7:29:19 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: MinorityRepublican

This strikes me as a “revenge of the union thugs” kind of thing. We’ll show those SOB’s!


17 posted on 01/15/2013 7:39:33 PM PST by Newtoidaho
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To: blam

I guess outsourcing ain’t what it’s cracked up to be.


18 posted on 01/15/2013 7:42:19 PM PST by virgil
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To: blam

I guess outsourcing ain’t what it’s cracked up to be.


19 posted on 01/15/2013 7:43:36 PM PST by virgil
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To: allendale

“America once set the standard for aircraft design, reliability and safety. “

Bet you could find the same stories on most other former new aircraft when they were a new design.


20 posted on 01/15/2013 7:44:13 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Witty saying goes here...)
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To: VanShuyten
Is this union sabotage for moving to SC, use of too many overseas parts, or really bad design?

It's mostly hysteria. All new systems have bugs. Boeing has an excellent record and a good reliability and corrective action program.

You want a system really sabatoged by the unions? Try the US government.

21 posted on 01/15/2013 8:06:17 PM PST by pfflier
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To: blam

I wonder who makes the smokey batteries and the leaky fuel manifolds???


22 posted on 01/15/2013 8:09:57 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Electrical power requirement for 787 is 10x previous aircraft. APU batteries (for starting) changed out to LiIon which are widely known to have fire problems. Not a good sign.


23 posted on 01/15/2013 8:10:51 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: 1rudeboy

Not unusual in new, innovative aviation systems. The Air Forces C-17 comes immediately to mind. It had a lot of break-in issues, but has since become the service’s premier airlifter.


24 posted on 01/15/2013 8:35:57 PM PST by onedoug
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To: null and void

LOL

wouldn’t it be funny if that was the one we saw?


25 posted on 01/15/2013 8:41:14 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: MinorityRepublican

well at least they aren’ t breakng up. seems like while it isn’t great news, they’ve been able to control the planes and land okay.


26 posted on 01/15/2013 10:51:53 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

wonder if it’s worker sabotage, deliberately doing bad work.


27 posted on 01/15/2013 10:52:59 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: blam

Yup. Local news playing this up, as Seattle is the original home for Boeing.

ANA has 18 of the Dreamliners.


28 posted on 01/15/2013 11:01:21 PM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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