NTSB Investigators Looking At Fan Mid-Shaft Failure In GEnx-1B Incident At Charleston, S.C.

U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators believe the breakdown of a General Electric GEnx-1B engine on a taxiing Boeing 787 July 28 stemmed from the failure of a fan mid-shaft. The fan shaft forms the low-pressure spool of the GEnx-1B engine and connects the fan stage with the...

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