NTSB to disassemble engine from Boeing Dreamliner

NTSB to disassemble engine from Boeing Dreamliner

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SINGAPORE - FEBRUARY 12: The outside decal of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is seen during a media tour on February 12, 2012 in Singapore. The 787 Dreamliner will be on show at the Singapore Airshow 2012. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on August 1, 2012 at 7:02 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 1 at 7:02 AM

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says investigators will dismantle the engine from a Boeing 787 that failed during a taxi test last weekend.

The NTSB said Tuesday that as a result of the Saturday failure, debris fell on the runway and ignited a brush fire that temporarily closed Charleston International Airport. There were no injuries.

The engine was made by General Electric. The agency says an aircraft engine expert and a metallurgist from its materials lab will travel to a GE plant in Cincinnati to take apart and examine the engine.

The Boeing plant that manufactures the 787 opened last year. Earlier this year, the first plane made at the plant was rolled out and made successful test flights.

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