MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: The new Boeing Dreamliner 787 arrives at Manchester Airport during it's tour of the world. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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An engine made by General Electric for the new Boeing Dreamliner failed Saturday and is now under investigation.
The National Transportation Safety Board says the failure occurred on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner during a taxi test in Charleston, S.C.
As a result of the failure, the NTSB reports the engine left debris on the active runway at Charleston International Airport and caused a brush fire.
There were no passengers aboard the aircraft at the time of the incident nor were there any injuries as a result of the failure.
The NTSB has decided to conduct an investigation and the engine in question will be sent to the GE facility in Cincinnati for disassembly and examination.
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