Bombardier (Montreal) late on May 29 suffered another setback with its delayed CSeries airliner. The test aircraft suffered an engine failure while it was on the ground.
Bombardier issued this short statement:
Bombardier confirmed that late on May 29 there was an engine-related incident during stationary ground maintenance testing involving the CSeries FTV1 aircraft at its facility in Mirabel, Québec.
Bombardier is investigating the incident with the support of Pratt & Whitney and the appropriate authorities. Safety is the priority, and the CSeries aircraft flight test program will resume once the investigation is completed.
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Copyright Photo: Gilbert Hechema/AirlinersGallery.com. Bombardier CS100 (BD-500-1A10) C-FBCS (msn 50001) is pictured on its first flight at Montreal (Mirabel).