plane defect

plane defect

[′plān di‚fekt]
(crystallography)
A type of crystal defect that occurs along the boundary plane of two regions of a crystal, or between two grains.
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In addition, Boeing could face product liability related to supposed plane defects, and negligence allegations claiming that the company did not adequately train pilots and did not take steps to fix problems after the first crash.
* Cessna stopped making small piston-engine aircraft, largely due to lawsuits from alleged plane defects, according to lawyer/engineer Peter Huber in his book, "Liability: The Legal Revolution and its Consequences."
Also, engineers are concerned that pilots are officially logging details of plane defects only at the end of a particular day's flying when the aircraft are back at their home bases to avoid problems earlier.