Investigators examining Boeing 787 engine after failed test flight

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Over the next few days, federal investigators will take apart and examine the engine from a Boeing 787 that failed during a test flight at Charleston International Airport.

On Saturday, the airport runway was closed for about an hour after debris fell from the plane sparking a fire.

General Electric out of Cincinnati made the engine.

An NTSB aircraft power plants expert and a metallurgist from the NTSB Materials Lab are expected to travel to a General Electric facility in Cincinnati to lead and coordinate the disassembly and examination of the engine in question.

The NTSB named David Helson as the chief investigator to figure out what happened.

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