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Japanese investigators release photo of black, charred Dreamliner battery

Published on Jan 18, 2013 6:30 PM
This handout picture released by the Japan Transport Safety Board on Jan 18, 2013 shows the battery of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane for All Nippon Airways was black and charred after the plane made an emergency landing in the Japanese city of Takamatsu on Jan 16 after smoke was reportedly seen inside the cockpit. -- PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO (AFP) - A picture released today by the Japanese investigators probing the emergency landing of a Dreamliner which grounded the Boeing 787 worldwide showed the battery was black and charred.

Scorch marks were evident on the blue casing of the aircraft's main battery which also showed evidence of some kind of blackened liquid having leaked down the side.