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Probe blames Boeing and FAA for 787 Dreamliner battery fire
Probe blames Boeing and FAA for 787 Dreamliner battery fire

Missteps by Boeing Co. and the Federal Aviation Administration led to a fire aboard a 787 Dreamliner nearly two years ago that was parked at a gate at Boston's Logan International Airport, national safety officials concluded in a report Monday. No passengers were aboard the Japan Airlines aircraft when ground workers detected the fire. After a similar battery fire in another Dreamliner two weeks later, the world's entire fleet of the jets was grounded for almost four months. The National Transportation Safety Board said that poor design, manufacturing and testing caused the fire in the lithium-ion battery — deficiencies it blamed on Boeing and one of its suppliers. The...

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