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Fire on Empty Boeing 787 'Dreamliner' at Heathrow Shuts Down Runways

Posted: Jul. 12th, 2013  |  By DailyLuxe News

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It would be highly unlikely that the executive team at Boeing will start their weekend early after the incidents occuring at Heathrow Airport. There are more two more incidents to report.

 A fire broke out on an empty Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” on an aircraft owned by Ethiopian Airlines at London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday, according to the AP

The fire forced the busy international airport to temporarily close both its runways.

A second “Dreamliner ” owned by Thomson Airways, which was traveling to Florida and carrying 291 passengers, was forced to return to Heathrow as a “precautionary measure after reporting an unspecified technical issue.   

Richard Aboulafia, an analyst with the Teal Group Corporation, said it was too early to comment about the fire at Heathrow -- though he added to AP that this is "not a welcome development" for Boeing.

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