Boeing, federal investigators and General Electric are all trying to determine what happened during a 787 Dreamliner runway test that sparked a fire near the runway at Charleston International Airport Saturday.
Reports say debris of some kind fell from the plane during a pre-runway test of the 787. The debris sparked a fire in a grassy area near the runway. The fire closed the runway for more than an hour and delayed flights.
General Electric makes the 787 engines and issued a statement saying they are working with the National Transportation Safety Board and Boeing to determine the cause of Saturday’s incident. GE says the engine will undergo an aggressive tear down as part of the probe.
Both GE and Boeing once again stated they have confidence in their products.
Reported by Sheree Bernardi, affiliate WTMA.