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Dreamliner in meltdown as hi-tech
Boeing jets are grounded in Europe
and US amid fears its electric
´car batteries´ can trigger fires

Daily Mail [UK], by Daniel Miller

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/17/2013 11:00:06 AM

Boeing´s flagship 787 Dreamliner planes were grounded worldwide today after corrosive fluid leaked from its high-tech battery system forcing a packed passenger jet to make an emergency landing. Flight officials in Europe, America and Asia banned the craft from taking off amid fears the faulty lithium-type batteries, which are used in electric cars and laptops, could start fires on board. The dramatic move spells disaster for the aviation giant and comes after 137 passengers and crew members on an All Nippon Airlines flight were evacuated down escape chutes when smoke was detected on board. Airlines were today scrambling

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Press shifting focus to those wonderful batteries. Should work wonders for sales of the electric cars they want us to drive.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/17/2013 11:12:27 AM     (No. 9122037)

Neither Boeing nor the 787 are in "meltdown". Miller and The Mail are indulging in their usual hysterics. Boeing will fix it. Everyone relax.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RightShoe, 1/17/2013 11:24:50 AM     (No. 9122061)

I was surprised to learn that these batteries were purchased long ago, according to the plans for a production schedule that was delayed. They have been sitting in storage waiting to be installed in vehicles!

Batteries should be fresh! These batteries are not.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/17/2013 11:36:53 AM     (No. 9122085)

What a Re-VOLT-ing development!

Sure it can be fixed by tech whiz algorezero working for Green Genius Bamster.

... s/o

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 1/17/2013 12:31:09 PM     (No. 9122244)

Wow, the brits are smacking their lips and SO hoping this will help their Airbus company.

Boeing is the best aircraft company in the world, hands down. I agree this will get fixed, and the Dreamliner will go on as an amazing aircraft.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ualslosar, 1/17/2013 12:32:45 PM     (No. 9122248)

787...The Volt, with wings!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: olcap, 1/17/2013 1:05:43 PM     (No. 9122315)

I´m sure everyone is booking a trip on a 787 right?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: franq, 1/17/2013 5:08:14 PM     (No. 9122782)

Union sabotage? Or is it a design flaw?

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