The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has found that a fan shaft fracture was to blame for the July 28, 2012 contained engine failure that on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner during a pre-delivery taxi test in Charleston, South Carolina. A contained engine failure is a specific engine design feature in which components might separate inside the engine but either remain within the engine’s cases or exit the engine through the tail pipe. This design feature generally does not pose immediate safety risks. Last week, the NTSB sent an investigator to the scene to gather information on the incident and subsequently

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