MISSOULA, Mont. - Boeing is deciding what to do with six newly manufactured commercial airplane bodies that fell off a train in a derailment in western Montana, including three that slid down a steep riverbank.
The fuselages were built by Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita. Boeing spokeswoman Dina Weiss said Monday experts from Boeing and Spirit are at the site.
She said in a statement some Boeing 777 and 747 airplane parts appear undamaged after Thursday's derailment and will be shipped to the company's Everett, Washington, assembly plant.
The derailment sent three 737 fuselages down an embankment of the Clark Fork River and knocked three others from the train.
Crews are working to hoist the fuselages from the river about 50 miles west of Missoula.