Nothing ruled out as NTSB studies Dreamliner battery
The Federal Aviation Administration grounded all U.S. Dreamliners this month, and other nations followed suit.
January 24th, 2013
07:21 PM ET

Nothing ruled out as NTSB studies Dreamliner battery

As Boeing and airline officials sought to assure travelers of the overall safety of the world's newest jetliner, federal safety officials Thursday painted a graphic picture of a disaster averted, displaying the charred remnants of a battery that "spewed molten electrolytes" from its container shortly after landing in Boston earlier this month.

"This is an unprecedented event," National Transportation Safety Board Chairwoman Deborah Hersman said of back-to-back battery incidents aboard Boeing 787 Dreamliners in the United States and Japan.

"We do not expect to see fire events on board aircrafts. This is a very serious safety concern," she said.

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  1. krehator

    This is not an article. It's a paragraph.

    January 25, 2013 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. larry5

    If the battery itself is made in China I'd start there. All our green technology is based on these batteries in one way or another and we buy them from China. If we go to war with China will they still sell us all the critical components they manufacture for us? Or is the truth that we can't go to war with China unless Wal-Mart approves?

    January 26, 2013 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. tomtom

    Made In china
    Isnt that the truth, most of what comes from there is garbage, and its a shame so much does.

    January 26, 2013 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  4. Rudolf vs

    Outsoursing from the 3rd world can have its price, we see it now.
    Boeing is well advised not to purchase critical components from China & other low cost suppliers.

    January 27, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Maggie

    Didn"t those people build a prototype & TRY IT first?

    January 27, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • MArvin

      Of course the built a prototype to test.
      What do you think you've been flying in the last couple months?

      January 27, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |