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Topic - Marc Birtel
Boeing is alerting airlines about possible engine icing problems on some of its new planes and is recommending that planes with a specific General Electric engine avoid flying near thunderstorms that might contain ice crystals.
A Boeing 747 jumbo jet mistakenly landed at a small Kansas airport not far from the Air Force base at which it was supposed to land to deliver parts for the company's new 787 Dreamliner.
It's likely that burning lithium ion batteries on two Boeing 787 Dreamliners were caused by overcharging, aviation safety and battery experts said Friday, pointing to developments in the investigation of the Boeing incidents as well as a battery fire in a business jet more than a year ago.
The modified 747, one of a fleet of four that haul parts around the world for the production of the Dreamliner, was bound for McConnell because it is adjacent to Boeing supplier Spirit AeroSystems, Mr. Birtel said.
Boeing spokesman Marc Birtel said he could not immediately provide any information on how or why the jumbo jet landed at