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Overcharged batteries eyed in Boeing 787 fires

January 18, 2013

WASHINGTON -- Aviation safety and battery experts say it's likely that fires on two Boeing 787 Dreamliners were caused by overcharged lithium ion batteries. Investigators in Japan where a 787 made an emergency landing earlier this week, said Friday the plane's burned-out lithium ion battery received voltage in excess of its design limit.

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