Feds to hold investigative hearing on January Dreamliner fire at Logan International Airport

Federal transportation safety officials plan to hold a two-day investigative hearing on the fire in a battery of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Logan International Airport.

The National Transportation Safety Board announced today that the hearing will be held on April 23 and April 24 in Washington.

The Jan. 7 battery fire broke out in a Japan Airlines plane that ran the Boston-Tokyo route after the passengers had disembarked at the gate. It seemed like a minor incident at the time. But after other worrying incidents, all Dreamliners around the world were grounded.

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Boeing CEO Jim McNerney said Thursday that his company was “very close” to getting its jet back in the air with a redesigned battery system, Associated Press reported.

The safety board said today that the hearing will focuse on “issues relating to the design, testing and certification of the battery system.”

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