Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Boeing 787 Makes Emergency Landing After Cabin Fire


A Boeing 787 Dreamliner crew was forced to make an emergency landing this week, after the smoke from an electrical fire filled the cabin. The test flight out of Yuma, Arizona was scheduled to land in Harlingen, Texas, opting instead to touch down Laredo, Texas.

According to Wired, the fire affected on-board power, the cockpit displays, and the auto throttle. The test plane, aircraft ZA002, has already flown more than 560 hours for a total of 179 flights.

This particular flight was testing a nitrogen generation system aimed at decreasing the possibility of fuel tank explosions. Boeing is still looking into the exact cause of the incident.

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