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Rockntractor
07-12-2013, 09:38 PM
Emergency services tackle blaze on empty Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner sitting on tarmac


Ben Quinn
guardian.co.uk, Friday 12 July 2013 12.44 EDT
A fire on an Ethiopian Airlines jet on the tarmac at Heathrow Airport has forced Britain's busiest airport to close both of its runways as emergency services tackle the blaze.

No one is believed to have been on board the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a type of long-range, mid-size airliner, which has been at the centre of troubles in the recent past following a series of battery fires. The plane was on the stand and there were no reports of injuries.

Earlier this year, battery smoke coming from two Dreamliner planes operated by Japanese carriers led to a grounding of the world's 787 fleet and a halt to all deliveries of the planes to airlines.

The BBC reported that the plane on fire at Heathrow was the first 787 Dreamliner to resume flights after the grounding.

The incident caused all landings and take-offs to be suspended at around 5pm on Friday as the busy summer holiday get-away period builds up.

more>http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/12/plane-fire-closes-heathrow-airport-runways

More Obama batteries, politicians should keep their noses out of airplane engineering.

Sonnabend
07-12-2013, 11:47 PM
A fire on an Ethiopian Airlines jet on the tarmac at Heathrow Airport has forced Britain's busiest airport to close both of its runways as emergency services tackle the blaze.

That jet was delivered very recently.

SarasotaRepub
07-13-2013, 08:43 AM
I just wanna fly on that bird soooo much!!!! :lemo: