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Posted: February 8, 2013 at 3:02 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “There have now been two battery events resulting in smoke less than two weeks apart on two different aircraft. ... The assumptions used to certify the battery must be reconsidered.” Deborah Hersman, National Transportation Safety Board chairman, on lithium-ion batteries in Boeing 787s Article, 1D

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