Is Boeing (BA) 787 Dreamliner Unsafe?

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Boeing (BA) may have a PR problem. At the very least.

Journalist Dan Rather will report "the new plane, which is mostly made from brittle carbon compounds rather than flexible aluminum, is more likely to shatter on impact and may emit poisonous chemicals when ignited," according to Reuters. Rather interviewed a former Boeing engineer and industry experts.

The report Rather is the latest edition of "Dan Rather Reports," broadcast on HDNet, a subscription-only television channel that about 4 million Americans are able to view. Rather has been living in the shadow lands since leaving CBS News.

Douglas A. McIntyre