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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Boeing 787 delayed...again

Looks like Japan Airlines (and All Nippon Airways) have to wait a tad longer for the 787's they ordered. Boeing announced another delay on the 787 program due to a design fraud found during ground testing.

You can read the details of the announcement on AP articles. If you still have no idea what they are talking about? Watch the video below. It's the wing bending test they did on the Boeing 777. Basically they have to bend the wings until they break. This is to test how much force they can stand (this is especially important during turbulence). If the wings can't hold the load? Oh well, just watch till the end of the video and imagine what if you are flying in the plane when this happens.


At least they find it now and not after they have seen the first accident.

Source: Associated Press via Yahoo

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