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This article only takes into account direct emissions. It neglects the CO2 emissions due to the energy used in the manufacture of said airplanes, which is proportional to their cost.
Aside from the fact that it's a pretty shitty design that the solder connections fail this way...
Remember the old Apple III computers you had to drop from about three feet to get the chips to reseat? Yea.... this is nothing new.
The headline could be confusing. The garage was significant. My point is that people extend the concept in their heads and imagine a lot more than it really was. That is the myth part.