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Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Ethiopian Airlines caught fire at
London's Heathrow airport on Friday in a fresh blow for the US plane
briefly closed both its runways to deal with the fire which broke out
while the aircraft was parked at a remote stand.
were no passengers aboard the plane.
was not clear if the fire was related to the batteries, which led to
the worldwide grounding of the 787 in January.
from Heathrow showed an area just in front of the tail that appeared to
arrived at Heathrow from Addis Ababa in the early hours of Friday,
according to the Flightradar monitoring site.
plane was due to make the return journey later on Friday.
whether the incident could lead to the renewed grounding of 787s, a
spokesman for Britain's Civil Aviation Authority said
on the airworthiness of particular models of plane were made by the
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
EASA spokesman said it was too early to say whether the aircraft would
be grounded again.
airlines said they were continuing to operate their 787s, including
ANA, Japan Airlines, LOT and United.''