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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by jrb View Post
US investigators have failed to find the cause of recent 787 battery fires despite completing the main phase of their investigation. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will now move to a “microscopic” examination of chemicals and elements within the battery, which was produced by Japanese manufacturer GS Yuasa. Japanese investigators have similarly not found a cause for the second battery fire found onboard a JAL 787 on January 16. Japan’s transport ministry official, Shigeru Takano, said: “We have found no major quality or technical problem… We are looking into affiliated parts makers.” Meanwhile, the NTSB will focus on the electrical system that monitors the battery. The 787 Dreamliner will continue to be grounded as they do so.
Isn't that a joke, JRB???
US investigators have discovered there was a meltdown, and now gotta figger out why.
In Japan, there's apparently a buncha little quality control issues and shabby design and installation, but they are gonna look for a way to pass the buck to someone else???

IMO these people need to do a better, and quicker job, of proving they are worthy of their pay grade.

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