Boeing 787 Dreamliner Jet Test Flight emergency landing in Texas due to fire, other tests suspended

By on Nov 11, 2010 in Lifestyle, Travel, United States, World Comments

A test flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet made an emergency landing in Texas on Tuesday due to fire that was seen from the plane, according to international news sites on Wednesday.

According to the report, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet, which had 42 crew members, took off from Yuma, Arizona on Tuesday, before the emergency landing in Texas.

Apparently, one crew member was slightly injured after he escaped from the Dreamliner jet using its emergency exit slide, while the fire was said to have emanated from the cabin.

In line with the incident, Boeing announced that other test flights will be suspended even if the project was said to be already 3 years behind schedule.

Meanwhile, this incident was said to be an additional burden for the upcoming debut flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet, as parts shortages particularly for new materials and redesign work has been a big problem earlier.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner was designed to use more electrical systems than traditional planes but eventually can save a lot on its fuel.

For the meantime, Boeing said the incident is still under through investigation as what have really caused the fire.



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