A train derailment in Montana has damaged a shipment of jetliner fuselages and other large parts on its way to Boeing factories in Washington state.
Boeing said a BNSF Railway Co train loaded with six 737 narrowbody fuselages and assemblies for its 777 and 747 widebody jets derailed en route from Wichita on Thursday.
Nineteen carriages of the 90-car train derailed about 30 kilometres east of Superior, said Rail Link Montana. The aircraft components landed in the Clark Fork River.
The cause of the derailment was not yet known, Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost said.
But she said speed was not considered to have been the issue. There is a 35kmh speed limit on that section of the track, which is curvy as it tracks the Clark Fork, she added.