Parked Japan Airlines plane catches fire at Massachusetts airport

Raquel Erhard – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Boston, MA, United States (4E) – Firefighters responded to a reported smoke coming from a Japan Airlines plane parked at the Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts Monday morning.

The Federal Aviation Administration told WBZ-TV that the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Tokyo was at the international terminal gate when someone observed the smoke on the plane at 10:40 a.m.

The Boston Fire Department tweeted the fire started in a compartment with batteries and other electrical components.

According to reports, the plane was empty when the incident occurred.

Fire officials said the plane just landed when a mechanic walking through noticed a light smoke condition increasing from the underbelly of the plane and immediately notified Massport’s fire department.

The fire was extinguished after 20 minutes.

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