NORTHERN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA – Poor production and surveillance at a Boeing plant could compromise the company's 787 Dreamliner jet safety, and told the facility's current and former staff to the New York Times.
Joseph Clayton, a technician at the plant, told the New York Times that he had found debris near cable facilities beneath the cockpits.
The New York Times said former Boeing employees told them that tools and metal shavings were repeatedly left in planes and were close to electrical systems. An anonymous source told the newspaper that the test flights were done with debris in the engine and tail of the aircraft.
John Barnett, a former quality manager of Boeing, said he noticed "metal strip clusters" hanging from cables routing flight control on several airplanes. He added that if the metal parts pass through the wires, it would be a Metal disaster Metal.
A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration told the New York Times that although Boeing's planes did not contain such a rubble, they found the same metal strips. He explained that they could cause power cuts and potentially fire.
According to the New York Times, the former personnel company was pressured not to report a violation. The newspaper said workers should build Dreamliner jets regardless of the issues raised. .