Boeing battery being examined


Published Jan 15, 2013 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday the intensely burned-out battery that caused a fire aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner last week is being examined at a lab in Washington, D.C.

After documenting the state of the airplane and removing the battery and other equipment for its investigation, the agency has now released the 787 back to Japan Airlines.

The NTSB said the battery was given an X-ray CT scan at an independent test facility over the weekend, which “allowed the team to document the internal condition of the battery prior to disassembling it” later this week, the agency said in an update on its inquiry into the fire.

— From wire reports