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Boeing 787 makes emergency landing on test flight

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DALLAS (AP) — A Boeing 787 jetliner made an emergency landing after smoke was detected in the main cabin during a test flight over Texas. A Boeing spokeswoman said Tuesday that the plane landed safely . . . (flightaware.com) More...

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dbaker
Daniel Baker 0
[http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE2/history/20101109/1430Z/KNYL/KLRD Link to FlightAware flight track for BOE2 diversion flight]
rwb2112
rwb2112 0
Wonder why they didn't divert to KSKF where there is a Boeing facility, judging by the flight graph they were closer to San Antonio than Laredo when they started to decend?
dbaker
Daniel Baker 0
(CNN) -- Boeing said Wednesday it has canceled tests flights of its 787 Dreamliner after one made an emergency landing in south Texas.
tvh25
Sure wish more information would come out on what exactly happened, and the seriousness of the situation causing them to declare an emergency and divert.
bovineone
Jeff Lawson 0
There's a little more information/speculation in [http://flightaware.com/squawks/view/1/24_hours/new/6592/Assessing_787_In_Flight_Fire another squawk]
tvh25
Not good, I hope they track down the problem and come up with a quick fix, as anything which causes a cascading series of failures isn't good, especially in a plane. And if there is any truth to the rumors of reduntant system failures, clearly there are major issues to address, hopefully quickly.
gzelna
Greg Zelna 0
It seems to me the 'systems worked' on this plane. Essential flight functions evidently remained in operation (it landed safely) even though there appears to have been a fairly significant fire effecting numerous other electrical systems. We don't even know if it wasn't the test equipment (temporarily) installed on the aircraft which caused the fire. I design COM/Nav systems for the ATS market though I am not familiar with the 787 Ebay. We're hearing that a 'system control panel' to do with power ignited, and that other systems failed in a 'cascading' fashion. Interrupt the power to any (dependent) electronics and well, yes they certainly will shut down if they don't have redundant power/battery backup, or both...Should differentiate between 'fail' and shutdown, also , shutdowns are typically recoverable via various methods, a failure and its offline until repaired..... Shut downs happen, for a variety of reasons,a failures, well are never an option to plagarize others....
secondamendment
I still have the option open that possibly the smoke originated from on board testing equipment.
Iewiew
Nope, he fire was in the electrical equipment bay. The only thing that contained was the fire blanket in that bay. The side of the fuselage behind left wing appears to be involved. Seattle Times has a lot more information and picture.

This on top of the Trent 1000's coming apart.
seatactacoma
sea tac 0
it s a dreamliner and i hope boeing fix the probleme soon

marchueta
It's so beautiful

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