South Carolina airport shuts down after debris falls from Boeing 787


CHARLESTON, S.C. - Debris fell from a new Boeing 787 Dreamliner Saturday afternoon which caused a South Carolina airport to shut down briefly, The Post and Courier of Charleston reported.


The incident happened at Charleston International Airport when something fell from an airplane and caused a small grass fire.


The runway was closed for about an hour to put out the fire and to conduct a sweep after finding metal debris.


Before the incident was reported, a Boeing 787 was seen taxiing on the runway.


Boeing spokeswoman Candy Eslinger said the aircraft experienced an engine issue during a pre-flight runway test in North Charleston when the incident occurred.


No injuries were reported, and the National Transportation Safety Board will continue to investigate.