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UK: 2013 Dreamliner fire caused by crossed wires

British aviation investigators reported Wednesday that a 2013 fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner started in a battery for the plane's emergency locator transmitter—a finding that triggered recommendations to improve safety ...

dateAug 19, 2015 in Engineering
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NIST helps NTSB solve 787 battery fire puzzle

In January, 2013, an auxiliary power unit battery aboard a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" experienced a "thermal runaway event" resulting in fire and heavy smoke at the front of the battery case. At the time, the ...

dateDec 12, 2014 in Engineering
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