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Reposted from Flight Safety Information


An airport worker has been run over by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet.

The unfortunate ground crew worker got trapped under the landing gear of the jet on Friday at the manufacturer’s Everett factory in America.

 

The Associated Press reported that the man was run over as the plane was being towed by Japan Airlines livery at Paine Field in Washington.

According to stuff.co.nz, the man was taken by helicopter to hospital suffering serious leg injuries.

 

Boeing said it was investigating the incident and would “implement the necessary changes to avoid a future re-occurrence”, reports the smh.com.au.

Meanwhile, the 787 Dreamliner – a fuel-efficient, carbon-composite aircraft – is under inspection for a possible problem with the fuselage’s structure just month’s after it was launched, according to the Daily Mail.

 

Boeing spokesman Scott Lefeber said: “Boeing has found that incorrect shimming was performed on support structure on the aft fuselage of some 787s.”

 

He added that it would not affect production and that there were not short term safety concerns.

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