Boeing 787 Dreamliner tests 'missed fire risk'

Feb 08 2013

Tests on Dreamliner batteries carried out by Boeing when they were first certificated for flight missed the high risk of fire, US regulators have said.

National Transportation Safety Board head Deborah Hersman said: "This investigation has shown that a short circuit in a single cell can propagate to adjacent cells and result in smoke and fire".

"The assumptions used to certify the battery must be reconsidered", she added.

The regulator also said it still had many more leads to investigate.

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Reproduced under licence from BBC News 2013 BBC

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