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July 8, 2014

First of 3 fuselages hauled out of river

  • Crews using specialized machines took 12 hours to pull the first airplane body up a steep bank at a rate of 20 feet per hour.
  • MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Boeing is deciding what to do with six new commercial airplane bodies that fell off a train in western Montana, including three that slid down a steep riverbank, a company spokeswoman said Monday.

    Experts from Boeing Co. and Spirit AeroSystems, which built the fuselages, are at the site of Thursday's derailment on the Clark Fork River about 50 miles west of Missoula, Boeing spokeswoman Dina Weiss said in a statement.


     
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