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Japan Airlines explains 787 fuel leak in Boston

Last Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 00:47

Boston: Japan Airlines is giving more details about a fuel leak on one of its Boeing 787s that delayed a flight from Boston to Tokyo.
A spokeswoman said today one of four valves connecting the center and left main fuel tanks was open. That led to fuel flowing between those tanks to a surge tank near the wing tip and then out a vent, spilling about 40 gallons (150 liters).
She says that valve was deactivated and the flight was cleared to depart later yesterday. A more detailed inspection was scheduled in Tokyo.

The leak yesterday was the second problem in two days for Japan Airlines at Boston Logan. A fire broke out in a battery pack in the belly of a different Boeing 787 on Monday, after passengers had exited.


First Published: Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 00:47

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