NTSB issues report critical of some Boeing windshields

03/21/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a report on the May 2010 windshield fire that forced an emergency landing of a Boeing 757. The report focuses attention on an electrical malfunction blamed for more than three dozen similar incidents over the past decade. The NTSB has urged mandating replacement windshields for older models of several Boeing jets, but the FAA has stopped short of such an order, instead requiring only stepped-up inspections for 757, 767 and 777 aircraft.

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