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U.S.-bound 787 turns back after 'technical issue' (Second 787 issue today)
MarketWatch ^ | 7/12/13 | MarketWatch

Posted on 07/12/2013 11:04:23 AM PDT by illiac

New York (MarketWatch)-- An unspecified "technical issue" on a Boeing Co. /quotes/zigman/220026/quotes/nls/ba BA -3.34% 787 Dreamliner forced a Thomson Airways flight to return to Manchester, England on Friday, according to press reports. It is the second incident involving a 787 on Friday; an onboard fire on an empty plane owned by Ethopian Airways briefly closed runways at London's Heathrow Airport.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 787; boeing; news
Are the falling out of the sky....
1 posted on 07/12/2013 11:04:23 AM PDT by illiac
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To: illiac

My plastic model airplanes I had as a kid used to break when I tried to make them fly.


2 posted on 07/12/2013 11:09:39 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: illiac

“If it is Boeing - It ain’t going”


3 posted on 07/12/2013 11:09:52 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Paladin2

Me too....crashed a lot of balsa models with Cox engines....


4 posted on 07/12/2013 11:11:13 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

Those multiculturals and their burning underpants....


5 posted on 07/12/2013 11:13:45 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: Hardraade

This is what they get for trying to go green. and they subcontracted out it’s development to places like Korea, Italy, France and India-instead of building it from the ground up in Everett.

Looking more and more like a disaster everyday.


6 posted on 07/12/2013 11:20:16 AM PDT by ground_fog
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To: illiac

First out of Japan now out of Britain. Can’t help but wonder if there’s not a mechanic . . . al issue.


7 posted on 07/12/2013 11:34:18 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: illiac
If only the turn-around happened, nobody would pay it any mind, these kinds of things happen quite often.

The one on fire generates a lot of buzz, but ultimately this is like the shark attacks and the MSM from a few years ago - stuff happens all the time, and on slow newsdays they can ramp up the hype where there is nothing.
8 posted on 07/12/2013 11:39:49 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: illiac

I would rather strap myself to a railroad tanker car carrying oil than fly. ;-)


9 posted on 07/12/2013 11:41:29 AM PDT by Average Al
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Fire appears to have occurred in or near the crew rest compartment.


10 posted on 07/12/2013 11:47:58 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Hmmm. Smoking on break?


11 posted on 07/12/2013 12:06:43 PM PDT by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: Average Al
I would rather strap myself to a...

Hahaha. A gunpowder wagon with square wheels on a gravel road.
12 posted on 07/12/2013 12:22:29 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

Now we know why they look like a cigar... ;-)


13 posted on 07/12/2013 12:32:30 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: SpaceBar

How about with nitro?


14 posted on 07/12/2013 12:58:43 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: illiac

My own thought is that this has much more to do with opening the North Carolina non-union plant than any mechanical part of the plane.


15 posted on 07/12/2013 2:51:01 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

THAT don’t look so good.


16 posted on 07/12/2013 3:17:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Plastic burns much better than Aluminum or Titanium.


17 posted on 07/12/2013 3:18:24 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Balding_Eagle

First of all, union labor does NOT equal quality. Second, I don’t think this tail was built in SC—can you prove that it was?


18 posted on 07/12/2013 3:27:19 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: dinodino

I would respectfully ask you to think bigger, much bigger.

Think of destroying the reputation of the 787, and eventually, of Boeing.

Liberals would burn down their own neighborhood rather than see it lived in without them.

Think of the LA riots, just is simply a different facet of the same rock.


19 posted on 07/12/2013 3:56:08 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Balding_Eagle
Liberals would burn down their own neighborhood rather than see it lived in without them.

Yup. If they can't have the planes built by unionized workers in Washington state, then there's no way they're going to allow them to be built by non-unionized workers in SC.

The term "sabotage" comes from a French (I think) labor dispute where the aggrieved workers tossed their shoes ("Sabot") into the machinery.

And witness what happened with Hostess just recently. Riled-up union workers can be incredibly self-destructive.
20 posted on 07/12/2013 4:01:11 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Paladin2
Plastic burns much better than Aluminum or Titanium.

And a much tougher repair. Even before the repair, much more difficult to inspect internally.

In wartime a bad aluminum section like that on say a B-17 could have been patched overnight.

21 posted on 07/12/2013 4:02:06 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Ah, you are referring to the Press, not to the Boeing workers themselves—sorry, I misunderstood you before. I thought you were saying that the tail in question was built in SC, which it wasn’t, AFAIK.

The plane should not have caught on fire. That’s a scary defect and really bad news for Boeing, regardless of media bias.


22 posted on 07/12/2013 4:07:42 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: steve86
I love my "plastic" (well, composite wood, metal, graphite, foam, air, cardboard (Hexel) etc.) skis.

On an airplane to travel to ski country? Not so much.

23 posted on 07/12/2013 4:11:01 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: steve86
"much more difficult to inspect internally. "

Back in the day, we had an x-ray facility at McClellan AFB where we could x-ray an entire wing for defect detection.

Today the composite tails of older Airbuses could be problematic (American Airlines Flight 587).

24 posted on 07/12/2013 4:14:40 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

tails -—> Vertical Stabilizers.


25 posted on 07/12/2013 4:16:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: dinodino
That’s a scary defect and really bad news for Boeing, regardless of media bias.

My point is that I doubt that it is any kind of defect. At least not in the normal sense.

This is kind of like NBC's 'dangerous pickup gas tank' from decades ago.

These are purpose caused 'defects'.

The purpose is what I stated in my post #19.

26 posted on 07/12/2013 5:49:06 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: dinodino

PS, I’m not referring to any of the SC Boeing workers, or maybe not even their Seattle workers.

I’m referrring specifcally to acts done by the union, and/or their lackies.

Media are simply lap dogs.


27 posted on 07/12/2013 5:52:40 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

I understand, but unless the union in question has members in Addis Ababa, it seems unlikely... :)


28 posted on 07/12/2013 5:57:14 PM PDT by dinodino
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They have friends everywhere, all the way up to, and including, the WH.

A quick look down memory lane proves that beyond doubt. Look at all the grief, and the types of grief, Boeing got from WH henchmen after their announcement of a plant in SC.

These problems are union inspired, and will continue for years to come. The purpose is to destroy the plane, and then Boeing.

I’m not convinced they are able to do that, even in the Obama environment, but they sure will try, and damned the people hurt along the way. Eventually, they may even cause a crash of one.

It’s the historically proven union way.


29 posted on 07/12/2013 8:10:18 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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