A fan shaft fracture was the cause of a contained engine failure on a Boeing 787 during a pre-delivery taxi test, the US NTSB has determined. The incident happened July 28 at Charleston Airport, S.C. (ATW Daily News, July 30). The GE Aviation GEnx engine was removed and taken to a GE facility in Cincinnati, OH, where it was disassembled for an investigation led by NTSB investigator-in-charge David Henson. In a statement issued Wednesday, NTSB said, “As a result of the ...

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