Japan Airlines suffers battery problem on Dreamliner flight

City A.M. Reporter
JAPAN Airlines said that a Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight from Helsinki to Tokyo experienced problems with the same type of battery that caught fire in Boston in January and grounded the 787 fleet worldwide for three months.

The JAL website said yesterday that the battery on a flight on Friday did not overheat or emit smoke, but that a cockpit indicator showed trouble with the battery connected to the plane’s auxiliary power unit during the flight.

Inspections of the battery, which was removed and replaced, were continuing.

Boeing officials were not immediately available for comment.

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