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NTSB: 'No significant findings' in AZ tests of 787 components

Testing at two Arizona facilities that supply electrical system components for the Boeing 787 has wrapped up with a declaration of "no significant findings."

January 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
2006 fire under NTSB scrutiny

2006 fire under NTSB scrutiny

Parts of the disassembled battery taken from the Boeing 787 that caught fire Jan. 7 in Boston are laid on a table at the National Transportation Safety Board laboratory in Washington.

January 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
2006 fire under NTSB scrutiny

2006 fire under NTSB scrutiny

Three waves of firefighters failed to save a Securaplane building in Oro Valley from a 2006 battery fire.

January 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
2006 fire under NTSB scrutiny

2006 fire under NTSB scrutiny

When a test of a lithium-ion battery charger turned into an inferno at Securaplane Technologies Inc. in 2006, temperatures reached as high as 1,200 degrees and three waves of firefighters failed to save the building.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Questions sprout anew in probe of 787 battery

Questions sprout anew in probe of 787 battery

This fire-damaged battery casing is from the Japan Airlines Boeing 787 that caught fire in Boston.

January 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Questions sprout anew in probe of 787 battery

Questions sprout anew in probe of 787 battery

A burned battery casing undergoes testing at the National Transportation Safety Board lab in Washington.

January 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Questions sprout anew in probe of 787 battery

Questions sprout anew in probe of 787 battery

Far from solving the mystery of what caused a Boeing 787's battery to burst into flames in Boston earlier this month, a recent visit to Tucson by aviation safety investigators catalyzed even more questions.

January 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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NTSB to test 787's charger system here

NTSB to test 787's charger system here

A damaged main lithium-ion battery, left, is seen with undamaged unit off an All Nippon Airways 787.

January 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
NTSB to test 787's charger system here

NTSB to test 787's charger system here

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will visit Tucson today as part of their inquiry into the safety of Boeing's flagship 787 Dreamliner.

January 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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