Battery problems ground 787s

FAA joins 2 Japanese airlines in ordering safety checks

Posted: January 17, 2013 at 2:41 a.m.

An All Nippon Airways flight sits at Takamatsu airport in Takamatsu, western Japan after it made an emergency landing and passengers evacuated from the plane on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. All Nippon Airways said a cockpit message showed battery problems and a burning smell was detected in the cockpit and the cabin, forcing the 787 on a domestic flight to land at Takamatsu airport in western Japan. (AP Photo/Asahi Shimbun, Noboru Tomura) JAPAN OUT, NO SALES, ONLINE OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT: ASAHI SHIMBUN

An emergency landing of Boeing’s newest airplane in Japan on Wednesday prompted the Federal Aviation Administration and Japan’s two biggest airlines to ground 787 Dreamliners for safety checks.

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