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Letters: Defending the Dreamliner

January 19, 2013

Re "FAA grounds entire fleet of Boeing 787s," Jan. 17

Although the recent incidents with Boeing's 787 are concerning, this is not the end of the Dreamliner. Mandatory groundings and airworthiness directives from the Federal Aviation Administration have been issued on many aircraft that have gone on to have successful flying careers. Consider the required modifications to the wings of the McDonnell Douglas DC-10, rudder problems on the Boeing 737 in the mid-1990s and, most recently, wing cracks on the Airbus A380.

I have no doubt that the Dreamliner will soon return to the skies.

Derin Allard

Huntington Beach

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