Dreamliner probe results "weeks away," NTSB chief says

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fred5407 wrote:

I would like to see an independent investigation rather than the FAA, Boeing, or the battery maker. I think that people who approved the design should not be the only ones working on finding the problems.

Feb 06, 2013 2:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Harry079 wrote:

“There were short circuits in cells of the battery and there was thermal runaway in the battery, multiple cells where we saw uncontrolled chemical chain reactions,” she said. “Those features are not what we expected to see in a brand new battery and a brand new airplane.”

In essense what we have here is the Lithium Ion Battery version of the “China Syndrome”.

Feb 06, 2013 4:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ErnestPayne wrote:

Free enterprise investigations? No thank you. With one exception the board does an exceptional and thorough job. The one time it didn’t was when that POS Nixon’s appointee decided that all investigations should be finished in 6 months. People died as a result of this idiot.

Feb 06, 2013 5:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
wildyorkie wrote:

This article claims that jetliners have numerous fire suppression systems. That’s not true. Moreover, despite recommendations from a technical standards body, the FAA did not require a fire suppression system for the batteries.

Feb 06, 2013 6:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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