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JAL 787 Dreamliner runs into more problems

June 11, 2013, Tokyo – A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 jet has returned to a Tokyo airport shortly after takeoff for a problem unrelated to the batteries that had forced the aircraft to be grounded.


June 11, 2013
By The Associated Press

June 11, 2013, Tokyo – A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 jet has returned to a Tokyo
airport shortly after takeoff for a problem unrelated to the
batteries that had forced the aircraft to be grounded.

JAL spokesman Jian Yang said the problem emerged Tuesday with the
anti-ice system in a flight to Singapore about an hour after
takeoff. The system is needed depending on weather conditions, he
said.

It returned to Haneda safely, he said.

The 787 jets were grounded for four months to confirm their
safety after their lithium-ion batteries overheated. The batteries
are now encased to prevent overheating from spreading.

"Dreamliner" batteries overheated on planes that were in flight
in Japan and parked in a Boston airport. The jets resumed commercial
flights last month at JAL and All Nippon Airways.