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  • foxgang7878 foxgang7878 Feb 22, 2013 8:52 AM Flag

    This is getting serious

    Japan identifies some Boeing 787 problems
    Japan identifies spate of Boeing 787 jet problems but still investigating key battery woes
    TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese authorities have identified the causes of fuel leaks and other problems with Boeing's 787 but are still investigating the more serious battery problem that forced an emergency landing in January and the worldwide grounding of the jets.
    An oil leak was caused by an improper paint job that led to a switch not working properly, while inadequate taping led to cracks in cockpit glass, and a faulty part led to braking problems, according to the Transport Ministry's investigation released Friday into problems that occurred with the 787 Dreamliner in January.

    The aircraft manufacturer said earlier this week that it intends to propose to U.S. federal regulators a temporary fix for the batteries. The official who spoke on condition of anonymity did not disclose details.

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