Smoke in the cabin of ZA002, Boeing’s second 787 flight test aircraft prompted an evacuation of the 30-plus test personnel on board. The test aircraft was enroute to Harlingen, Texas on long range trials when smoke was seen in the main cabin.
The ZA002 touched down in Laredo after a fire broke out in the aft electronics equipment bay causing the flight deck primary flight displays and auto throttle to fail.
Boeing says ZA002 landed safely in Laredo, Texas and the crew evacuated the airplane safely. Boeing says ZA002 is on the ground in Laredo, Texas with its evacuation slides deployed.