Boeing suspends load test for new 777X aircraft

(VOVWORLD) - Boeing said on Saturday it had suspended load testing of its new wide-body 777X aircraft as media reports said a cargo door failed in a ground stress test.
Boeing suspends load test for new 777X aircraft - ảnh 1Several Boeing 777X aircraft are seen in various stages of production during a media tour of the Boeing 777X at the Boeing production facility in Everett, Washington, US, February 27, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS) 

“During final load testing on the 777X static test airplane, the team encountered an issue that required suspension of the test,” Boeing spokesman Paul Bergman said in a statement. The Seattle Times reported a cargo door exploded outward during a high-pressure stress test on the ground and the accident occurred on a static test airplane, which is built for ground testing only and not intended to fly. 

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