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Boeing fuselages in Montana river after train derails
KING 5 News ^ | 7-5-14 | n/a

Posted on 07/05/2014 1:58:16 PM PDT by FlJoePa

SUPERIOR, MT -- A train derailed near Superior Thursday, sending Boeing aircraft fuselages into a river.

Nineteen cars on the westbound train derailed. Three of the cars contained aircraft parts and ended up in the Clark Fork River. Boeing said the train was headed from Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita to the Boeing final assembly plant in Renton.

No one was hurt. The cause is under investigation.

Boeing said the Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was carrying six 737 fuselages, fuselage panels and a lower lobe for the 777, and a leading edge flight surface for the 747.

Boeing says it has sent a team of experts to assess the damage. It wasn’t immediately clear what impact it would have on production.

Trains were re-routed and the tracks were expected to be re-opened Saturday.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: mt; rail
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That's an expensive derailment, I would think.


1 posted on 07/05/2014 1:58:16 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

Astounding to me that 737’s are still being built.


2 posted on 07/05/2014 1:59:17 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: FlJoePa

Buffett’s train


3 posted on 07/05/2014 2:00:11 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: FlJoePa

4 posted on 07/05/2014 2:00:30 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

I didn’t realize this was 2 day old news. My bad.


5 posted on 07/05/2014 2:00:48 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

We’ll bail them out...No problem..


6 posted on 07/05/2014 2:01:43 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: FlJoePa

Any Muslims in the area?


7 posted on 07/05/2014 2:02:31 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: FlJoePa

Those are headed to Malaysia Airlines — they’re just testing their ELTs.


8 posted on 07/05/2014 2:02:51 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Repeal The 17th

Looks like something out of a horror movie


9 posted on 07/05/2014 2:03:15 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

60 a month right now

So much for the “supply chain”

That train done did run off the track...


10 posted on 07/05/2014 2:03:19 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: FlJoePa

Should have built ‘em in South Carolina.....


11 posted on 07/05/2014 2:06:12 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: FlJoePa

Flight MH-370’s in training.


12 posted on 07/05/2014 2:10:31 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: FlJoePa

They’re tough. They’re Boeing. They don’t even look bent.


13 posted on 07/05/2014 2:13:23 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: onedoug

I want one.


14 posted on 07/05/2014 2:13:36 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Regulator

Hm...I don’t think we are up to 60 a month yet. Last I heard we were headed to the upper 40s.


15 posted on 07/05/2014 2:13:43 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Most popular commercial airplane in history. One takes off about every 30 seconds I have heard.


16 posted on 07/05/2014 2:14:53 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: FlJoePa
So much for taking the train just to avoid plane crashes.
17 posted on 07/05/2014 2:16:49 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: FlJoePa
Well, that's a fine mess.


18 posted on 07/05/2014 2:17:04 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: SkyDancer
They’re tough. They’re Boeing. They don’t even look bent.

Well the one in front looks like it has a big crease in it, like it was bended.

19 posted on 07/05/2014 2:18:33 PM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: Gamecock; F15Eagle

A lot of that will buff right out.


20 posted on 07/05/2014 2:18:51 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Repeal The 17th

The good news is some 737s will be cheap.


21 posted on 07/05/2014 2:19:48 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: FlJoePa

Good thing they don’t ship them by pipeline, that would be dangerous.


22 posted on 07/05/2014 2:21:19 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

They’re a mainstay on many of United’s routes between Chicago and secondary cities like Sacramento, CA.


23 posted on 07/05/2014 2:22:05 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Darksheare; a fool in paradise; sickoflibs; KC_Lion

Laurel & Hardy Moving Company

I hear they are a little underinsured.

"We'll get it there, sooner or later. We got a hammer to bang those dents out too"

24 posted on 07/05/2014 2:22:09 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ClaytonP

I’m using a notebook so pic was small - but don’t worry, it’ll buff right out; little bit of Bondo she’ll right as rain ...


25 posted on 07/05/2014 2:22:44 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: FlJoePa

Yeah, well, yaknow, stuff happens..

Looks like they were shooting a modern day movie thriller..

It don’t get no more reality than this.

Glad nobody injured..


26 posted on 07/05/2014 2:25:23 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: easternsky
That's what the underwriters are thinking.

/johnny

27 posted on 07/05/2014 2:26:28 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Uncle Chip

“Those are headed to Malaysia Airlines — they’re just testing their ELTs.”

LOL!


28 posted on 07/05/2014 2:30:49 PM PDT by Clay Moore ("911 is for when the backhoe won't start." JRandomFreeper)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Not very much in common with the original 737 except the number.


29 posted on 07/05/2014 2:32:29 PM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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To: FlJoePa

I have a friend who’s an engineer with Boeing in Washington.
One of her first jobs was in quality control evaluating these fuselages for repair when they arrived. The most common repair was for bullet holes. Seems they’re just too tempting of a target on their trip out west.


30 posted on 07/05/2014 2:35:42 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: FlJoePa

no - you’re good.
hadn’t seen pictures even on the ‘trains’ web page.


31 posted on 07/05/2014 2:36:56 PM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: GeronL

Boeing bodies bravely bounce by boxcar.


32 posted on 07/05/2014 2:39:35 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: FlJoePa

Stewardess, there’s a trout in my seat pocket.


33 posted on 07/05/2014 2:39:46 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: FlJoePa

Yeah....I don’t think any of those fuselages will ever see air time. Too much liability. Best option is to take the insurance money and scrap them.


34 posted on 07/05/2014 2:44:17 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: SkyDancer
They’re tough. They’re Boeing. They don’t even look bent.

It doesn't matter if they look bent or not. A fuselage in an airplane is a pretty important structural element. It's designed to tolerate normal use; but what stresses were applied to it when the parts fell into the river? How reliable will it be if used? If a car gets into water, it's an instant write-off, as repairs would cost more than the value of the vehicle. If these fuselages are shipped with cables and other connections, then there is no way to ensure that none of them are damaged. I saw wires that look great but the copper conductor inside is broken.

The customer will not want to buy an airplane with a refurbished fuselage. They paid full price for a new one. The FAA will not allow use of those salvaged parts. Those are the insurance company's problem now. With large volume of these airplanes assembled monthly, the impact on production schedule shouldn't be significant. It's not like spares for the Shuttle; those are indeed not made anymore.

35 posted on 07/05/2014 2:48:54 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: Greysard

It was an attempt at humor. Sorry you didn’t get it ....PS. All they are are tubes. No parts of any kind are in them - they’re hollow.


36 posted on 07/05/2014 2:53:06 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Anybody

video from the raft in the river. . .

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f82_1404554490


37 posted on 07/05/2014 2:56:59 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: Repeal The 17th

It looks like they are climbing out of the river to bite the rail cars...


38 posted on 07/05/2014 3:06:46 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: FlJoePa

I am surprise we didn’t get a media spin on the headline. A typical example of Media spin would be.

“Three Boeing 737’s Crash land in River”.


39 posted on 07/05/2014 3:08:37 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Darksheare

Boeing could get into the boat business now.


40 posted on 07/05/2014 3:10:38 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: FlJoePa

“Hello? Aer Lingus??

There is going to be a slight delay in the delivery of your new 737’s...”


41 posted on 07/05/2014 3:10:55 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: gusopol3

Too bad they can’t ship them via pipeline like they can with oil.


42 posted on 07/05/2014 3:11:00 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Are you having flashbacks from back in the 60’s?


43 posted on 07/05/2014 3:14:12 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: GeronL

Hovercraft!


44 posted on 07/05/2014 3:17:30 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: FlJoePa; Daffynition

Boeing fusfishelages in Montana river after train derails


45 posted on 07/05/2014 3:18:45 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: FlJoePa

No doubt George Soros is smiling and the Obamabots are blogging the safety of railroads.


46 posted on 07/05/2014 3:20:02 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama - "I will stand with the Muslims")
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To: 17th Miss Regt

I was just teasing ya!


47 posted on 07/05/2014 3:23:48 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: deks

The fuselage on the left is buckled just aft of the cockpit...It’s a total loss.

Again, I don’t think Boeing will try to salvage these...even if they could be repaired, who would buy them?


48 posted on 07/05/2014 3:24:21 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: Darksheare

They could become river submarines.

Or link them together and make them a pedestrian bridge over the river.


49 posted on 07/05/2014 3:30:17 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

Paint them up as perch...


50 posted on 07/05/2014 3:39:24 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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