Boeing 787 Dreamliner catches fire

08 / 01 / 2013

  • One of Japan Airlines’ Boeing 787 Dreamliners

    One of Japan Airlines’ Boeing 787 Dreamliners

AN investigation is underway after a fire broke out in one of Japan Airlines’ Boeing 787 Dreamliners shortly after it landed at Logan Airport, in Boston (USA).

The fire reportedly began after a battery in the aircraft’s auxiliary power system overheated on 7 January, 2013.

Nobody was injured in the incident – the passengers and crew had already alighted from the jet, which arrived from Tokyo (Japan).

The news comes after a mechanical problem forced a brand new B787 to make an unscheduled landing in the USA, last December. 

The United Airlines flight 1146 from Houston bound for Newark was diverted to New Orleans. Qatar Airways also grounded one of its 787 Dreamliners in the same month due to issues with its electrical systems, according to reports.

The US National Transportation Safety Board and the US Federal Aviation Administration are conducting an inquiry. 

A spokesperson from the planemaker tells Air Cargo News:  “We are aware of the event and we are working with our customer.”

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