Boeing restarts aircraft production at Pa. plant

November 26, 2008 12:39:42 PM PST
A Boeing plant in suburban Philadelphia has reopened two production lines that were shut down after a foreign object was found in an aircraft fuel line. Company spokesman John Williamson says the Ridley Township plant restarted the lines that make the Osprey and Chinook military aircraft on Wednesday afternoon.

The lines had been shut down since Friday, when a plastic cap was found in the fuel line of an Osprey under production. Williamson says the company has not determined if it was an accidental or willful act.

On Wednesday, a federal agency that oversees military contractors approved a corrective action plan submitted by Boeing.

The same factory was shut down in May when a disgruntled employee severed wires in a nearly finished military helicopter.

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