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Old 8th July 2023, 06:58 AM
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Collapsed Montana bridge forces Boeing into logistical somersault to maintain 737 production
https://theaircurrent.com/feed/dispa...37-production/

I wonder if anyone thought this might happen!
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Old 8th July 2023, 11:26 AM
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Transporting fuselages by rail with has had problems more often than you think

Derailed Train in Montana Sends Boeing Fuselages Into River

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...-river-n149321
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Old 8th July 2023, 01:21 PM
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Two successful water landings but one with a critical gash to its fuselage. This is not the first train derailment with 737 freight aboard.
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Old 8th July 2023, 05:19 PM
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Two successful water landings but one with a critical gash to its fuselage. This is not the first train derailment with 737 freight aboard.
Problem is this one was not a derailment, the bridge is gone.
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Old 8th July 2023, 06:07 PM
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Article mentions they are offloading then trucking the fuselages 10km around the incident then reloading onto trains.
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Old 8th July 2023, 06:13 PM
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The news item that Greg posted doesn't mention a bridge collapse, just the derailment. Do you know if the derailment caused the bridge to collapse, Mark?

Searching media posts a bit further, a train derailed and the bridge collapsed on the Yellowstone River on 24 June, with no mention of Boeing fuselages involved, but this later incident was on 4 July on the Clark Fork River, though both in Montana.
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Old 9th July 2023, 09:07 AM
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The news item that Greg posted doesn't mention a bridge collapse, just the derailment. Do you know if the derailment caused the bridge to collapse, Mark?

Searching media posts a bit further, a train derailed and the bridge collapsed on the Yellowstone River on 24 June, with no mention of Boeing fuselages involved, but this later incident was on 4 July on the Clark Fork River, though both in Montana.
The item posted by Greg is from 9 years ago, the bridge collapse was two weeks ago, see

https://railfan.com/boeing-fuselages...ed-mrl-bridge/
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