FAA grounds Boeing 787s

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has temporarily grounded Boeing 787s to address battery fires after a Dreamliner made an emergency landing Wednesday in Japan.

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The FAA is expected to issue an order that will require air carriers to stop Boeing 787 operations for the time being.

A plan will also be crafted to allow airlines to “resume operations as quickly and safely as possible,” the agency reportedly said.

Described by air transport safety officials as “highly serious,” an initial battery error that triggered emergency warnings to pilots, followed by a second warning light indicating smoke, prompted a Dreamliner to take emergency action, cutting its domestic flight short.

In a statement, All Nippon Airways said discolored spots and signs of leaking were found on the battery.

A fuel efficient airliner, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-range, twin-engine commercial airplane with variants that can seat 210 to 290 passengers.

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