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Another fuel leak in Boeing 787 for JAL

January 14, 2013, 9:19 pm AP Yahoo!7

Japan Airlines has reported a fuel leak in a Boeing 787 Dreamliner for the second time in a week amid a safety review of the aircraft.

Another fuel leak in Boeing 787 for JAL
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Japan Airlines has reported a fuel leak in a Boeing 787 Dreamliner for the second time in a week amid a safety review of the aircraft.

Narita International Airport outside of Tokyo says JAL reported a 100-litre fuel leak in a 787 during an inspection Sunday. The aircraft reportedly was the same one that had a fuel leak in Boston last week.

Japan's All Nippon Airways has experienced a fuel leak, a cockpit window crack and a computer malfunctioning in its 787s, causing cancelations of several domestic flights.

The US government said Friday the 787 is safe to fly, though it launched a probe last week into the cause of various problems.

The 787 is Boeing's newest and most high-tech airliner. Japanese airlines are among the top 787 customers.

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  1. Glib01:17pm Tuesday 15th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    787s are brilliant.

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  2. sunshine11:31am Tuesday 15th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Just a matter of time before something bad happens here, the gods are trying to tell you something fly at your own risk

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  3. Josh09:15am Tuesday 15th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    And where are all the Airbus bashers now? Scuttled away into your holes I assume - "if it's a Boeing, I aint going" to pharaphrase their pathetic swipes at Airbus. No-one sets out to design a dangerous plane idiots...

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