Boeing 787 operated by ANA makes emergency landing

Japan’s All Nippon Airways has grounded its fleet of 17 Boeing Co. 787s after one of its Dreamliners made an emergency landing today in Japan.

No injuries were reported but smoke was seen in Dreamliner’s cockpit, according to Japan’s public broadcaster NHK. A battery fault was signaled, making it possibly the second 787 in less than two weeks to have a problem with its lithium-ion battery.

The ANA flight took off from Yamaguchi-Ube Airport in western Japan and was bound for Tokyo’s Haneda airport. It made an emergency landing at Takamatsu Airport about 35 minutes after taking flight. The Takamatsu Airport was closed temporarily after the 787’s emergency landing.

NHK’s camera at the airport shows the 787’s emergency evacuation slides were deployed.

Japan Airlines joined fellow Japanese carrier ANA in temporarily grounding its fleet of 787s.

This latest incident involving a Boeing 787, comes less than a week after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration launched a comprehensive review of the Dreamliner after multiple recent incidents, including a battery fire on a Japan Airlines 787 on Jan. 7.

A McClatchy report released Tuesday suggests that a fire of a 787’s battery burns hot enough to burn the composite fuselage if the battery fire was not contained.

A list of the 787 glitches that took place last week can be found here.

Japan’s transport ministry announced Mondaythat it would investigate fuel leaks on the 787 after a 787 operated by Japan Airlines experienced fuel leaks twice within a week.

Boeing’s shares were down nearly 2 percent in after hours trading.

Boeing said it is aware of this latest 787 incident and is working with ANA.

The U.S.’s National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the Jan. 7 incident, said it is gathering information about the ANA 787 emergency landing.

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