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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:01 PM


US grounds Dreamliner fleet for safety checks

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Source: Al Jazeera

The United States has grounded its fleet of Boeing Dreamliners, as have Japan's two largest airlines, after an apparent battery problem forced one of All Nippon Airways (ANA)' jets to make an emergency landing on Wednesday.

The plane landed safely in Takamatsu, and all 137 passengers and crew were evacuated using the emergency slides, according to the airline. Several people were slightly injured during the evacuations.

"During the flight, [the pilots] had an error message saying 'battery problem'," said an ANA spokesman. "We are still investigating what exactly happened."

Later on Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration grounded all US-registered Dreamliners to conduct a safety review. United Airlines is currently the only American airline flying the planes.

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