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Test 747-8 suffers minor damage

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 4, 2010
747-8F RC521. (Boeing)
747-8F RC521. (Boeing)

One of the three 747-8F test aircraft, RC521, suffered minor damage to an engine fan cowl on May 30 when it hit a tug while being towed at its Victorville test base near Los Angeles.

The impact did not damage the engine, and the aircraft is expected to resume flight testing soon.

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