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Boeing issued possible alert on iceing from new planes
Now to a new potential danger in the air.
Boeing is issuing an alert about a possible engine icing problem with some of their new planes.
Seventeen different operators of the 787's and some 747's are under a warning to fly at least 50 miles away from thunderstorms.
That's because their GE engines could be affected by ice crystals in the storms, and the engine's power could be reduced.
Experts say they planes are still safe, and the major impact will be delayed flights because of longer routes.
Japan Airlines isn't taking any chances and is replacing 787's on two of its routes to avoid delays.
This is not a major safety issue I would have no hesitation getting on the plane myself; passengers should not be concerned
about their safety.
This is just the latest issue with the 787 deliveries were delayed multiple times there have been issues with emergency beacons, and two battery fires that lead to the grounding of the entire fleet.
Boeing says only a small number of planes have experienced the ice crystal issue, and that they will soon have a fix in place.