Authorities expand investigation of 787 Dreamliner incidents

Jan 22, 2013 | 12:50 PM | Fleur Ritzema

Tags  aviation, lithium-ion batteries, Japan, United States, Federal Aviation Authority, National Transportation Safety Board, aerospace

LONDON — Aviation officials have widened their investigation into the cause of a battery fire on a Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner after confirming that the battery did not overcharge.

Two separate incidents involving Dreamliner aircraft have led to the launch of several investigations and the grounding of planes in recent weeks.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a third update of its investigation into the first incident, a fire aboard a Japan Airlines Co. Ltd. Boeing 787 at Boston’s Logan International Airport.....

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