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Final report on Boeing 787 battery probe to come in March

Published on Jan 9, 2014 6:10 AM
 
A staff of Japan Airlines' (JAL) walks past one of the company's Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner plane at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo, Nov 11, 2013. The United States (US) National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Wednesday that investigative work on a battery fire aboard a JAL Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet in Jan 2013 would be completed by the end of March. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The United States (US) National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Wednesday that investigative work on a battery fire aboard a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet in January 2013 would be completed by the end of March.

The agency gave no indications about the cause of the fire and said its final report on the incident at Boston Logan International Airport would be presented at a public meeting in Washington in the fall.

Members of the investigative team have been working for months in the US, Japan, France, and Taiwan in their study of the Dreamliner battery and charging system.

Regulators grounded the global fleet of Boeing Co Dreamliners for 3-1/2 months after the Jan 7, 2013, incident at the Boston airport and a second battery incident on an All Nippon Airways flight in Japan several days later that prompted an emergency landing and evacuation.

 
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