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NTSB investigating fire at Charleston airport, 787 mishap

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A fire at Charleston International Airport closed terminals for more than an hour Saturday afternoon, and the National Transportation Safety Board is working to determine if debris from a Boeing 787 Dreamliner was the cause.

Charleston International Airport spokeswoman Becky Beaman said two flights were delayed -- a Delta flight and U.S. Airways flight. The airport was closed for an hour and 10 minutes.

In a statement released Sunday morning, Boeing officials stated a 787 experienced an engine issued during preflight runway testing at the airport.

"As the NTSB investigates, Boeing and GE are working closely with the agency and are committed to resolving the issue appropriately," the statement read in part.

Boeing officials say though the investigation is in its early stages, they are unaware of any operational issue that would present concerns about the operation of in-service 787s powered by GE engines.

 

 

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