U.S. team of experts in Japan to investigate 787 Dreamliners
Takamatsu, Japan (4E) – Four U.S. National Transportation Safety Board experts joined Japanese investigation team on Friday in find out what caused an ANA Dreamliner take an emergency landing last week that prompted the authorities to ground the world’s entire 787 fleet.
Japan Transport Safety Board’s spokesman has confirmed the arrival of American experts in Takamatsu.
Wednesday’s emergency landing incident happened during All Nippon Airways Dreamliner’s domestic flight in Japan because of a smoke alert linked to overheating batteries. “We removed the battery yesterday and are today inspecting the plane and its components, alongside the U.S. officials,” said the spokesman, Mamoru Takahashi.
Japan’s GS Yuasa, one of the contractors who made the batteries used in Dreamliner’s advanced electronics, tried to defend its reputation for quality, adding that the investigation could take a few weeks.