Fuel leak reported on Japan Airlines 787 in Boston

BOSTON (WXIA) - One day after a Japan Airlines 787 Dreamliner caught fire at Boston's Logan International Airport, another Japan Airlines Dreamliner was grounded by a fuel leak.

Officials told NBC sister station WHDH the jet was towed back to the gate after the fuel leak developed before the jetliner took off from Boston headed for Tokyo. They said about 40 gallons of fuel spilled.

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One hundred seventy-eight passengers and 11 crew members were on board the flight. A spokesperson for Japan Airlines told WHDH the crew reported a mechanical issue before the plane returned to the gate. No injuries were reported.

On Monday, a fire broke out in a battery compartment on a different 787 aircraft. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Administration are investigating that incident.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner first went into service with airlines in October 2011.


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