Yet Another Woe for the Dreamliner

Grounded Japan Airlines 787 leaks fuel

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 14, 2013 12:03 AM CST

(Newser) – Growing pains, or a more serious issue with Boeing's newest aircraft? A fuel leak is being investigated on a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner, adding to the long list of problems the aircraft has experienced in recent weeks, Bloomberg reports. Yesterday's leak follows problems including another fuel leak, a cracked windscreen, a fire, and braking problems.

In the latest incident, workers at Tokyo's Narita Airport discovered fuel leaking from a nozzle on the left wing of the same plane that had a fuel leak in Boston last week. The airline says the plane was not meant to fly that day and no workers were injured. The FAA is reviewing the Dreamliner but says it is safe to fly and the eight airlines that operate the 50 jets delivered so far have expressed support for the model despite the series of issues, Reuters reports.

A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet aircraft is surrounded by emergency vehicles while parked at a terminal E gate at Logan International Airport in Boston last week.   (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
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