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Dreamliner Drops Engine Debris on North Charleston Runway

Incident involves latest plane produced by local Boeing plant.

The Post and Courier reports on a weekend mishap involving the latest plane built at Boeing's North Charleston facility. According to the paper, engine debris fell off the Dreamliner during preflight runway testing. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident. Read more of the Post and Courier report.

The company rolled out the in April, in front of more than 6,000 employees and government officials. The plane took flight on May 23.

Correction: Post updated to note it was engine "debris" that fell onto the runway.

John Crane July 29, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Great reporting! The engine didn't fall off. It was debris from the engine. Might want to do some fact checking before you post crap.
Greg Hambrick July 29, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Updated. Thanks, John.
JoSCh July 31, 2012 at 01:12 PM
That's comforting. Engine debris is WAAAAY better than a whole engine. /s

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