Dreamliner safe to fly, officials say
January 11th, 2013
11:16 AM ET

Dreamliner safe to fly, officials say

[Updated at 11:13 a.m. ET] The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is safe to fly, according to U.S. aviation, transportation and industry officials. "We are confident about the safety of this aircraft, but we're concerned about these incidents," said Michael Huerta, FAA Administrator at a news conference this morning in Washington. He said a probe would focus on the aircraft's electrical components and how the electrical system interacts with mechanical components.

[Initial post at 8:05 a.m. ET] Federal regulators will announce Friday that they plan to carry out a "comprehensive review of Boeing 787 critical systems, including the design, manufacture and assembly."

The announcement follows a week of problems for the state-of-the-art airliner and is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. ET at a news conference with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and Boeing Commercial Airplanes President Ray Conner.

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  1. Jack

    Kill thousands of citizens? You know what that's called? Genocide!! Sig Heil!!

    January 11, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dianne

    Ya best look up what genocide means. It doesn't mean legal abortion. The US will never employ our troops intp acts of warfare agaist its citizens, and as much as you would like to see our citizens killed because YOU don't like the color of their skin, it ain't gonna happen.

    January 11, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hide Behind

    There are far larger issues behind all this anti and pro gun furor and I see mental disconnects being mouthed on both sides.
    I see the will of the people is plainly bonkers that want guns outlawed and those whose will to keep them as not quite as bonkers.
    Being a radical for personal liberty for over 50 years I can flatly state that almost all of todays progressives demos or greenies are more like invertebrate parasites than man with a cognizant brain and the backbone to stand alone against the parasites strangling limbs..
    The pro gunners mostly say they are conservatives because they are to dumb to know that they are just spineless parasites sucking and worshipping at the same teats as the antis' use.
    You both served your masters well and now both are found begging at his feet.
    There will be no winners here just parasites on different teats.

    January 11, 2013 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dreamer96

    Remember the 1962 TV series Fireball XL5? They used Puppets for all the characters and toys...and you could see the little strings as they hopped around...

    January 13, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Saloe Bote

    Plane crash. They say the plane is safe. What they mean as "safe" isn't what the dead people would say "safe" means.

    January 14, 2013 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
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