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UK agency: 787 fire not caused by battery fault

July 14, 2013 • Business


Passengers queue outside Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport in London, Friday, July 12, 2013. Air Ethiopian Boeing 787 Dreamliner ‘Queen of Sheba’ aeroplane caught fire earlier Friday forcing Heathrow Airport to close to all air traffic for an hour during the incident. The cause of the fire on the Ethiopian Airlines plane, which broke out more than 8 hours after it had landed in London, remained under investigation. The location of the fire led some experts to surmise it wasn’t the planes lithium-ion batteries. Meanwhile, an unspecified mechanical issue caused another 787 flown by Thomson Airways to return to Manchester Airport, adding to concerns about the plane. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

LONDON (AP) — A fire on an empty Boeing 787 plane at London’s Heathrow Airport didn’t appear to be caused by faulty aircraft batteries, a British investigative agency said Saturday.

Investors in Boeing, which calls its newest plane a Dreamliner, had feared that Friday’s blaze Login to read more

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