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An article in today's NY Times updates the 787 situation after the fire that damaged an Ethiopian Airways plane last month at Heathrow.
The problem has been traced to a pinched wire in the connections between the locator beacon (designed to send out signals if the plane crashes) and the battery that powers it. The same pinched wire has been found on several other 787s, and all will be inspected. The article reports that it is not clear whether the wire was damaged during manufacture at Honeywell, during installation at Boeing or during operation by airlines.
DUBAI | Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:46pm EDT
DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar Airways said on Friday it had taken one of its 787 Dreamliners out of service following what it described as a "minor" technical issue, as pressure mounted on the plane maker over possible new electrical problems with the advanced jet.
The airline and Boeing declined to give further details but industry sources said they were treating seriously reports that the aircraft had been grounded for days after smoke was seen near an electrical panel.