Friday, 12 July 2013

Boeing 787 Catches Fire At Heathrow Airport

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Ethiopian Airlines caught fire at London's Heathrow airport on Friday in a fresh blow for the US plane maker.
Heathrow briefly closed both its runways to deal with the fire which broke out while the aircraft was parked at a remote stand. There were no passengers aboard the plane.
It was not clear if the fire was related to the batteries, which led to the worldwide grounding of the 787 in January. Pictures from Heathrow showed an area just in front of the tail that appeared to be scorched.
The 787's two batteries are in electrical compartments located low down and near the front and middle of the plane, while the visible damage to the Ethiopian plane appears to be on top of the fuselage, toward the rear, according to video from the scene.

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