Boeing Delays More 787 Test Flights After TX Emergency Landing

Wednesday, Nov 10, 2010  |  Updated 4:15 PM CDT
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Boeing Delays More 787 Test Flights After TX Emergency Landing

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In this hand hout computer-generated image provided by Boeing shows the company's new series Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Wednesday, April; 27, 2005. A senior Boeing Co. official on Wednesday brushed off the threat of European rival Airbus SAS's "superjumbo," saying orders for Boeing's smaller, more fuel-efficient Dreamliner were robust. (AP Photo/Boeing) ** EDITORIAL USE ONLY **

Boeing is putting off more test flights of its new 787 passenger jet while it investigates an emergency landing of one of the planes in Texas.

Boeing shares have fallen almost 3 percent in Wednesday trading.

On Tuesday, a Boeing 787 on a test flight over the western United States had to make an emergency landing in Laredo, Texas, after the crew reported smoke in the rear cabin of the plane.

Boeing spokeswoman Loretta Gunter says the company will stick to ground tests until it can pinpoint the cause of the incident.

The shares dropped $1.85, or 2.7 percent, to $67.40. In percentage terms, it was the worst performer in the Dow Jones industrial average.

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