July 13, 2013 1:30 PM
The chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines says his company is continuing to operate its fleet of Boeing 787 despite an investigation into a fire on one of its empty Dreamliners parked at London's Heathrow Airport. Tewolde Gebremariam told The Associated Press Saturday that there is "no flight safety issue" with the 787s and that Ethiopian Airlines, like other operators, has not made changes regarding the planes. A girl died in a local hospital, becoming the third fatality in the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet at San Francisco airport. According to a statement from two doctors at San Francisco General Hospital, the child had been in critical condition. They gave no further details. The crash landing of the Boeing also killed two Chinese teenage girls and injured more than 180 other people. Shares of several Boeing suppliers fell after a fire broke out aboard a Dreamliner 787 aircraft parked at London's Heathrow airport, recalling a series of previous fires that had grounded Boeing's most advanced jet for months.